Design Guide

This Design Guide supplements and updates the Councilís existing guidance on issues regarding design, heritage, landscape and the built environment in order to ensure that all new development in the District is designed and built to a high standard and both protects and reinforces the distinctive character of the local area.

On 26th July 2017 the Design Guide was adopted as planning guidance and is therefore now a material planning consideration for all development throughout South Northamptonshire.

This document:

Chapter 1: Introduction (233 kb pdf)

Chapter 2: Planning Policy Review (317 kb pdf)

Chapter 3: Character and context analysis (746 kb pdf)

The Design Guide (132 kb pdf)

Chapter 4: Residential (172 kb pdf)

Chapter 5: Open Space, Landscape, Surfacing and Public Realm (133 kb pdf)

Chapter 6: Commercial Development (173 kb pdf)

Chapter 7: Agricultural and Rural Development (143 kb pdf)

Chapter 8: School and Community Development (441 kb pdf)

Chapter 9: Appendix (279 kb pdf)