Urban design is about shaping the design of buildings, groups of buildings and the spaces between them to create attractive and well-functioning places to live and work in. It involves shaping the relationship of buildings to the setting of the wider area and also how places are connected. The council supports the delivery of high quality design in a variety of ways including:
The council is committed to achieving the highest standards of design and as such has adopted the Design Quality Charter. This marks a commitment to a multi-disciplinary approach and working alongside local communities and other organisations to deliver high quality design.
A high quality living environment is a key aspect within the shared Vision for Basingstoke and Deane to 2026. We are committed to helping achieving this through a high standard of design in the rural and urban areas of the borough. We recognise the different components that combine to create design quality and will ensure the implementation of the necessary mechanisms for its delivery. We acknowledge that we must cooperate with the many other organisations and bodies responsible for the management and development of buildings and the public spaces between them to achieve a high standard of design quality. We call upon those organisations and bodies to commit to delivering the components necessary to deliver the design quality identified in this charter.
In the pursuit of design quality in the built environment, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is committed to delivering the following:
Adopted 31 May 2011
The leaflet below highlights some of the ways in which the council helps the achievement of high quality design.
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