Meeting to shape our built environment

New Routes to Growth: Evaluating fast-track mechanisms to planning that can foster design quality

This roundtable focused on exploring the value of a range of models of public and private sector partnerships in helping to meet demand for growth.

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Drivers of Distinctiveness: Maximising the Heritage & Culture Potential of Place

This half day conference featured inspiring talks from architects, conservation managers, landscape designers, brand specialists, planners and tourism strategists sharing how they plan, manage, sustain and design the heritage and cultural potential of place.

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Kent Wide Planning Protocol

This planning protocol was developed jointly by Kent County Council, Kent Developers Group, Kent Housing Group and Kent Planning Officers Group.

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Rochester Riverside

The primary aim of this Development Brief is to guide the physical aspects of the scheme to bring about a series of high quality developments that will contribute to a wider, cohesive vision for Rochester Riverside.

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Dover District Heritage Strategy

This Heritage Strategy was commissioned by Dover District Council and English Heritage to ensure that the heritage of the District plays a clear role in shaping any future regeneration, development and management decisions.

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Shop Fronts and Signage within Conservation Areas

A number of conservation areas in the District have a commercial heart and within these, the form and design of shop fronts and signs strongly influences the character of the built environment. The requirements of shopkeepers to display and advertise their goods must obviously be recognised, but at the same time it is the case that poorly designed and badly maintained shop fronts and signs not only detract from the character of an area, but are also bad for trade.

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