Promoting Good Design

We work to ensure that the design of new buildings and the public realm (for example, streets, roads, public rights of way, squares, parks and public gardens) are of high quality

In-house design expertise

As part of the pre-application and planning application process, officers provide written and verbal guidance. This includes expertise on urban design, heritage, trees, landscape and different types of transport that affect the quality of the development and public realm.

Design guidance

We have published design guidance to illustrate what is good and bad design in Bournemouth. We use this when we make decisions on planning applications. The guidance includes:

Bournemouth Design Panel

We also have a multi-disciplinary Design Panel that provides independent advice on the biggest development schemes.