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Masterclass: Design Coding using the NMDC: Landscape-led Masterplanning and Design Coding

Taking a truly landscape-led approach to the masterplanning of new developments is more important than ever as we face the climate and biodiversity crises. The new Environment Bill strengthens the protection and improvement of our natural environment, in particular requiring development to prove Net Biodiversity Gain.

Featuring expert speakers, this Kent Design online Masterclass will explore the creation of landscape-led masterplanning and design codes, with a focus on achieving Net Biodiversity Gain.


  • Understand the key principles of landscape-led masterplanning
  • Recognise how design codes can ensure delivery of landscape elements
  • Understand Biodiversity Net Gain and how to leverage it to create high quality landscapes

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:

  • live speaker presentations and Q&A
  • an interactive workshop: Show & tell – Exemplary Landscape-led Places 
  • a members only resource library of presentations, and further reading

NEW FORMAT! We understand it is difficult to find time for longer events so we have compressed this Masterclass to under 2.5 hours so you can learn efficiently.

We will be joined by experts working in practice, who will share their experience.

Delivered by:

Simon Taber, Director, Ecology Solutions
Fionnuala Lennon, Head of Garden Communities, Homes England
Mark Fisk, Director of Landscape Architecture, LUC
Ross O’Ceallaigh, Programme Manager, Design South East

Key details:

Date: Tuesday 18th January 2022
Time: 9.30 – 12:00
Format: Interactive online via Zoom

Booking details

Kent Design member organisations:

This event is included in your membership package. Ask us for a members booking code / check with your Key Contact prior to booking online. To book – please use the ‘Members Book Now’ button.

Non-Kent Design members:

There are a limited number of places available to non-members. The cost of individual places is £65+Vat pp. Please use the online booking button to redirect you to the event booking page.



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