Planning in Principle (PiP)

June 2016

Planning in Principle (PiP)

We have been working with Matthew Carmona at Place Alliance / UCL to produce a template Co-ordinating Code that could be used by local authorities on key brownfield sites when ‘Planning in Principle’ (PiP) takes effect on registered brownfield sites or sites otherwise identified in a development plan under the new Housing and Planning Act. The Code is just two sides of A3 and illustrates key requirements under four headings:

  • Landscape setting
  • Movement
  • Community and Land-use
  • Built-form

In June the work was presented to DCLG and to an Urban Design London symposium. Matthew writes about the work in Urban Design journal 140 Autumn 2016.