Our guidance and policies are referenced as best practice within LLDC’s Local Plan to establish high quality design at the core of our approach to development. These standards ultimately support LLDC’s vision and expectations as to how high quality will be achieved, driving LLDC’s corporate approach to the procurement of design teams and development partners.
“For our area, high quality design is demonstrated by places that positively contribute to creating a better, healthier, more attractive, inclusive and sustainable piece of city.”
Design Quality Policy, Chapter 3 ‘Design Quality’
The LLDC believes in learning from others and in using precedents as a way of setting benchmarks for quality. We commission research to help inform our wider strategies and to develop more detailed briefs. We use precedent visits to learn from and share information with others about their experience of briefing, design team selection, planning, design development, development partner procurement and construction.
As part of the GLA family we are involved with city-wide design policy discussions and ongoing research in a number of fields including housing design standards, design framework panels, employment spaces, play spaces and healthy city studies. The LLDC is committed to embedding Good Growth principles within exemplar design policy, process, governance and delivery.
Wider project specific guidance is also available – some of our most recent and popular documents are below. If you cannot see what you’re interested in, please email [email protected] with details of your request and we will help where we can.