Brent Design Guide Supplementary Planning (SPD1)

The Brent Design Guide (SPD1) provides advice on key urban design principles. It gives a positive message that Brent essentially welcomes and encourages new development of high quality design and recognises the benefits that it can bring. It aims to assist developers, designers, local communities, planning officers and the Planning Committee to better understand what is expected of new development depending on its surrounding context.

Consultation on this document closed on 5th July 2018. The comments received were addressed and Council’s Cabinet adopted the revised SPD1 on 12 November 2018. Brent’s previous Design Guide for New Development Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG17), adopted in 2001, is now revoked.

The SPD and supporting documents can be downloaded from the links below:

The Brent Design Guide SPD1 will be capable of being a material consideration when deciding a planning application.

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