This is useful for practitioners and supports certainty for all involved.
The following, which can be considered as the required characteristics of well designed proposals, are mentioned:
• function well over time;
• establish a strong sense of place,
• respond to local character and identity
• create attractive and comfortable places
• optimise the potential of land and buildings
• create and sustain an appropriate mix of uses
• discourage crime and disorder
• create accessible places
• support community cohesion
• be visually attractive as a result of good architecture and appropriate landscaping.
Is the Australian definition of ‘good design’ coincident with this list?
For more information about the UK NPPF see www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-planningpolicy-framework—2