Put a pin on the Lake District map to help shape new design code

Published on: 26 Sep 2022

Iconic Moot Hall in Keswick

What does Lake District design mean to you? From homes to shops and workplaces to public spaces, the National Park Authority wants to hear a range of views through its new app. The app makes it as easy as possible for you to have your say on the design of new homes, buildings, and amenities and tailor this vision for a design code specific to the Lake District.

The Lake District National Park Authority is one of 25 areas in England that has been successful in securing a place on the Government’s Design Code Pathfinder Programme. The new code will give homeowners, developers, and the local community helpful guidance about what is visually acceptable and how they can help create places and buildings that conserve and enhance the Lake District and deliver sustainable development.

The Lake District National Park Authority’s Strategy Planner, Chloe Swift said:

“We are looking forward to hearing from people through our simple and quick to use app. This is a unique opportunity to help shape future design preferences for development in the National Park.

“The design code consultation is open from now until 21 October 2022 and during this time we will also be arranging various opportunities to talk to communities and other key stakeholders face to face.”

Have your say by visiting Design Code : Lake District National Park and putting a pin on the map with a photo and comment on what you think are good design examples in the Lake District.

A design code sets out several specifications for new developments in a simple, concise, and illustrated way which are specific to an area. The National Design Guide (2021) defines a design code as:

A set of illustrated design requirements that provide specific, detailed parameters for the physical development of a site or area. The graphic and written components of the code should build upon a design vision, such as a masterplan or other design and development framework for a site or area.

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