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The Office for Place can help embed quality design in our neighbourhoods

By Ben Derbyshire

Now that design codes have been made a mandatory part of local plans, Ben Derbyshire considers what a good code actually looks like – and how it might work best in practice

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Government must strike the right balance in welcome drive to raise standards


The intention behind the Competence and Conduct Standard is a good one but ministers must listen to industry feedback and beware a one-size-fits-all solution to a complex problem, argues Paul Hackett

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