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Lichfield District Design Code



Lichfield District Council is seeking to engage with members of the local community on the production of a new district-wide Design Code. Community input will be key to the development of the code, and we are inviting local people to participate through a series of activities described below. You can check back to this page for updates as the project progresses.

BDP is working on behalf of Lichfield District Council to prepare the new Design Code and engage the local community in its production.

At the present stage, we are inviting local people to attend a Community Webinar and participate in a Community Survey.


What is a design code?

A design code is a tool that can be used by local planning authorities, communities, and developers to deliver high quality places. It will provide clear rules for new development to adhere to, including building heights, conservation and sustainability, among other topics. The document will be built upon the 10 specific features for good design defined in the National Model Design Code. Once adopted, the Lichfield District Design Code can be used to judge new planning applications.

Community Webinar

To learn more about the Design Code process BDP hosted an open Community Webinar, which explained the process, and what the Council is seeking to achieve from it. It also provided a guide on how to participate in the Community Survey.

The community webinar was held virtually on 29th March 2023. If you were unable to attend the Community Webinar a recording is available by clicking on the below link:

Recorded Community Webinar - When clicking on this link you will be redirected to Microsoft Teams in a new window.

Community Survey – your input

The survey aims to gather information from local people and provides an opportunity for you to help us produce the Design Code. We want to ensure that the code addresses the things which are important to local people.

The online questionnaire contains a range of questions to help you analyse the character of your area. Your contribution will help us understand the distinct features of various locations in Lichfield District. You may complete the questionnaire individually or as a group.

To encourage participation, all participants in the Community Survey will be entered into a draw for one winner to receive a high street shopping voucher worth £100.

The survey is accessed through Survey Monkey and is accessible by clicking on the following link.

Lichfield District Design Code Community Survey

If you have any questions about the survey please contact

Sign Up For Further Updates

If you would like to register for updates on future events and participation activities relating to the Lichfield Design Code, please email