Who is the Kent Design Guide aimed at?

    The website is a resource for anyone with an interest in design guidance for buildings and places in Kent and Medway. It's content is intended to be readable for all, with summary explanations of design guide topics, accompanied by longer technical guidance for professionals.

    How does it link to the national design guidance?

    Much of the Guide follows the format of the national design guidance. For example, the ten characteristics of well-designed places set out in the national design guidance are used as a key component of the Kent Design Guide. However, the Kent Design Guide puts these characteristics in the Kent and Medway context by adding the design aspirations of Kent Local Planning Authorities and referencing case studies of good design across Kent and Medway.

    Will there be any future opportunities to provide feedback on the Guide?

    Once the Guide has been published feedback can be provided via email kentdesignguide@kent.gov.uk. Where future updates to the Guide result in significant, material amendment to the design guide standards, there would be an opportunity to provide feedback as part of separate engagement.

    How are you making sure that the Guide is accessible?

    It is important to us that the website is accessible and provides a good experience for all users. We have been undertaking accessibility audits throughout the development of the website to make sure it complies with current web accessibility regulations (WCAG 2.1 AA) and good practice. Kent Libraries provide free computer use for those who cannot access the internet at home.