Creating successful masterplans

A guide for clients

Expert advice on masterplanning for people commissioning and managing development projects above the scale of single buildings.


Read our introduction to the process, dive straight into the step-by-step guide or see examples of good practice by masterplanning clients.

The process

Use our diagram to understand the typical relationship between stages of the masterplanning process.


Involve the community, generate a vision, assemble a team and develop a business case.


Record your requirements in a brief, based on a through understanding of the place and delivery context.


Manage the process of exploring options, finalising the plan and adopting or approving it.


Manage implementation and put in place mechanisms to ensure quality.


See examples of how other clients have managed successful masterplanning projects.