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Design: Communities to benefit from design toolkit

July 5th, 2013

Design: Communities to benefit from design toolkit

Local communities will soon be able to benefit from a toolkit that helps them engage more fully with the development process.

The Cabe team at the Design Council and the Good Homes Alliance – a group of building professionals – are working on the resource to support the development of well-designed and sustainable homes.

It will be presented in a way that’s easy to understand by local communities and pull together examples of best practice for building well-designed, appropriately sized and more sustainable homes in England.

John Mathers, Chief Executive of Design Council, said: ‘This is a great new initiative for communities and the developers that build new homes.’

‘It is crucial that we empower communities to engage properly with the development and this toolkit will be a valuable resource in ensuring well designed homes for the future.’

The toolkit is also being produced with financial support from the charity the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

The community toolkit will be prototyped and piloted in three communities across the country before its wider roll-out.

For further information, visit the Inside Housing website

http://tinyurl.com/ozdadg2

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