Free Design Training Events

The recently revised NPPF has reinforced the importance of good design in planning. The Design Companion sets out the key principles of good design in the creation of major new housing areas with the emphasis on creating good quality and sustainable places.

MHCLG has commissioned a series of FREE training events based on the ‘Design Companion’ for local planning authorities in England. MADE has been asked to deliver four events in the West Midlands.

Following our very successful first event last month, we can now confirm the dates and venues for three further sessions in the region:

  • 21 November at Glenn Howells Architects, Birmingham 14.00-16.30. Click here for the agenda 
  • 27 November at The Guildhall, Worcester 14.00-16.30
  • 5 December at Glenn Howell Architects, Birmingham 10.00-12.30

These sessions are aimed at both officers and members and group bookings are welcomed. They will be informal and delegate interaction is a key part of the event. MHCLG are keen to obtain feedback on what the issues/barriers are in each region to deliver quality new housing.

If you'd like to book places, please contact Katie McCarry at

Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.