Design Princples for New Housing Developments - 2017 Review

2017 Design Principles for New Housing Developments
We are reviewing our Design Principles for new housing developments. Introduced in 2013, these principles provide guidance for developments on land which the Heritage Foundation has some control, either through direct ownership or lease covenants. In particular the principles offer guidance on sustainability requirements.

We need your input
Following changes to government policy, this guidance has now been revised and we would welcome your views before they are formally adopted.

These principles are aimed at smaller sites, not large development proposals, which may come forward should the North Herts Local Plan be adopted. If these larger sites do go ahead, we will produce separate site specific guidance.

You can download the documents below and send us your feedback to with the email subject saying ‘New Housing Design Principles’.

The deadline for feedback is 30 April.