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Design: process and tools – GOV.UK

This replaces the previous guidance on Design – see previous version.

Planning for well-designed places

How are well-designed places achieved through the planning system?

Well-designed places can be achieved by taking a proactive and collaborative approach at all stages of the planning process, from policy and plan formulation through to the determination of planning applications and the post approval stage. This guidance explains the processes and tools that can be used through the planning system and how to engage local communities effectively.

To be read alongside this guidance, the National Design Guide sets out the characteristics of well-designed places and demonstrates what good design means in practice.

As set out in paragraph 130 of the National Planning Policy Framework, permission should be refused for development of poor design that fails to take the opportunities available for improving the character and quality of an area and the way it functions, taking

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Design right – GOV.UK

‘Design right’ automatically protects your design for 10 years after it was first sold or 15 years after it was created – whichever is earliest.

You can use it to stop someone copying your design.

Design right only applies to the shape and configuration (how different parts of a design are arranged together) of objects.

You can also register your design for better protection provided it meets the eligibility criteria.

You must register a design to protect 2-dimensional designs such as graphics, textiles and wallpaper.

Prove your design right

You’ll need proof of when you created a design if you want to claim design right.

This could be getting signed and dated copies of your design drawings or photos certified and kept by a solicitor or intellectual property attorney.

There are other ways to prove design right. You’ll usually need to get professional advice.

Design right disputes

The Intellectual Property

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