The challenges that the government's proposed requirement for authority-wide design codes will present to councils

The new levelling up bill would legally mandate councils to produce design codes across their entire area and allow ministers to intervene if they fail to comply. Commentators have voiced concerns that authorities might struggle to find the resources and skills to produce effective codes, particularly over such large areas.

by David Blackman
Poundbury, Dorset (Credit: Malc McDonald c/o Creative Commons Licence via geograph.org)
Poundbury, Dorset (Credit: Malc McDonald c/o Creative Commons Licence via geograph.org)

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