Design guide

This Design Guide supplements and updates our existing guidance on issues regarding design, heritage, landscape and the built environment in order to make sure 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:

  • Establishes a benchmark for high quality design standards for new development
  • Improves understanding of the specific character and context of South Northamptonshire and
  • Brings greater certainty to the design element of the planning process to help speed up delivery and maintain a high quality of development within the District.

View the Design guide