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Briefing: Policy – An overview of the revised NPPF and implications for design quality management

Introducing Kent Design LUNCH & LEARN – a series of online 1hr briefing events for 2021/22

In July 2021, a revised version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published. The latest version places a new emphasis on delivering ‘beautiful’ and ‘sustainable’ places, with particular emphasis on the use of design codes and guides to achieve this. Furthermore, paragraph 134 now states that development that is not well design should be refused. In this Lunch and Learn Briefing session, former MHCLG Chief Architect Andy von Bradsky will explore how this stronger emphasis on the high quality design has implications for development management at the local level. A short presentation will be followed by time for Q&A and discussion.


  • Recognise the latest NPPF revisions as they relate to design quality
  • Understand the implications of the revisions on development management and delivering well-designed developments
  • Discuss how the revisions are impacting day to day work in planning and design

Online Learning events are designed for public and private sector practitioners with limited or some knowledge and experience of the topic, and those who would like to refresh or build on their existing knowledge.

The Online Learning event will include:

  • a live speaker presentation and Q&A
  • a member only resource library of ‘watch again’ content, presentations, key takeaways, and further reading

Delivered by:

Andy von Bradsky, Director, von Bradsky Enterprises
Ross O’Ceallaigh, Programme Manager, Design South East

Key details:

Date: Wednesday 17th November 2021
Time: 12:30 – 1:30pm (Login opens from 12:15pm)
Format: Online via Zoom

Online platforms:

We will be using Zoom as the online conferencing platform.  Prior to registering please ensure you have a reliable internet connection and the latest version of Zoom.

Booking details:

Kent Design Members: Register in advance for this webinar here.

Once you have successfully registered for this online event you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Kent Design Members also have access to the online resource library area where you will be able to download copies of presentations, any additional material for further reading, and a link to the webinar recording to share with your colleagues (within your organisation only). The resource login details will be shared at the end of this event, along with a short survey.

Non-Kent Design members:

There are a number of free places available to non-members. To register your place please use the non-member booking button which will redirect you to the event booking page.

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