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Urban Design Compendium

From Vision to Reality

Steering a project through its detailed stages to secure planning and technical approvals is a critical stage of delivery. Many potentially excellent schemes falter at this stage and fail to meet initial expectations. It requires patience, determination and understanding of both the design aspirations and the technical processes if the design and quality of the scheme is to be delivered.

To ensure quality places are delivered:

  • Continue to work collaboratively so all bodies understand the vision and design principles required to deliver it
  • Ensure that the most important elements of transport, streets and utilities can be provided in ways that will improve quality of life into the long-term
  • Maintain the focus for high quality throughout the construction phase


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