Why some design codes work and others fail

Design codes are meant to set rules that new development must meet. The government thinks communities could use them to control the look of local schemes. But some high profile codes have proved impossible to enforce. So what makes for a workable and effective design code?

by Joey Gardiner
Design codes used at Newhall in Essex have allowed for a range of design styles. ┬ęGetty Images
Design codes used at Newhall in Essex have allowed for a range of design styles. ┬ęGetty Images

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