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Updated planning practice guidance on Design: process and tools

Reasons to choose Wilson Browne

On 1 October 2019, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) published planning practice guidance, Design: process and tools.


The guidance replaces previous guidance and gives advice in the following areas:

  • Planning for well-designed places.
  • Making decisions about design.
  • Tools for assessing and improving design quality.
  • Effective community engagement on design.
Tom Warrender


Tom Warrender


Tom is a Solicitor and Partner with 15 years + experience advising clients in relation to commercial property matters. A Legal 500 recognised lawyer, Tom is a member of SHLA and CRELA, sits on our Board of Management & Heads our Social Housing Team.