Design Guide

Design Guide for planning (adopted in 2014)

Our current Design Guide was adopted on 18 March 2014 as technical guidance for development management purposes.

It sets out the key principles and standards to ensure the delivery of high quality design in Central Bedfordshire. 

It is a material consideration in the determination of planning applications and should be used to guide all types of new development in Central Bedfordshire.

The Design Guide consists of one core document, placemaking principles, and 8 accompanying themed supplements.