Empowering Case Officers

How can officers improve design quality through the pre-app process?

This Practice Note considers how a more rigorous system of monitoring and tracking design guidance can give officers confidence when appraising the merits of a scheme and help to secure design quality.

Drawing on their experiences during a year-long placement (April 2019 - 2020) in the London Borough of Hounslow by Amanda Rashid, it sets out measures that development management officers can take to appraise design quality and track feedback. The Practice Note is accompanied by two trackers that can be used by Authorities during the pre-app process.

Tags: #PreApplication, #DevelopmentManagement