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Achieving Good Town Form

Strategic Urban Design | Laying the foundations for successful place-making
Urban Design Group

This paper sets out the key urban design considerations in the preparation of a local development plan. This strategic urban design approach lays the foundations for the layout of streets and buildings within the local plan area. We look at the timing of those key design inputs and note the importance of having a high-level shared vision and a delivery plan as integral components of a town’s local plan.


  • What is town form?
  • Does our ‘plan-led system’ deliver good town form?
  • An alternative approach to making local plans
  • Timing of urban design inputs into the local plan process
  • Recommendations
Achieving Good Town Form Publication Urban Design Group
Urban Design Group
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