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Applicants, developers and architects can use this range of planning advice notes and publications which promote good design.

Planning advice notes on microclimatic issues

Four advice notes which aim to provide clarity on the potential microclimatic impacts arising from development:

Solar Glare (928KB)

Solar Convergence (308KB)

Sunlight (1.3MB)

Wind and Tall Buildings (1.3MB)

Other guidances

Standard highway and servicing requirements

Highway and servicing standards servicing for developments.

Standard Highway and Servicing requirements (700KB)

Delivery and servicing guidance

Guidance for new developments and existing occupiers on managing delivery and servicing arrangements through a Delivery and Servicing Plan

Delivery and Service Guidance (420KB)

Hoarding advice note

Advice about the appearance of displays on site hoardings.

Hoarding Advice Note (1MB)

City developers guidelines for incoming utility services

Advice prepared with major utility providers to assist developers in planning connections to new buildings.
Download the guidelines (1MB)

Shop front design

This booklet encourages shop front design which acknowledges the relationship between the shop front and the building into which it is set, and its context within the street scene.

Shop fronts A Design Review (1MB)

The following have been removed from the website and updated versions will be added in due course

Late 20th century sculpture and fountains

Leaflets produced to increase awareness of public art and encourage building owners to continue to provide public art.

Security camera (CCTV) installation

Promotes good practice in CCTV installation.

Window design

Aimed primarily at those involved with the design of windows in new buildings and replacement windows in existing facades.

Satellite dish installation

Advice to applicants on installing satellite dishes.

Telecommunication equipment installation

Advice on planning and design considerations with regard to the siting of telecommunication equipment.

15 October 2013
Last Modified:
15 February 2019