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National design regulation

Legislation and guidance in the UK requires good urban design, and uses some standard terms to explain design requirements. The aim of the legislation and guidance is to create places that exhibit enough of the qualities of good design to make them work for people, and in the context in which they have been created.

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National planning policy

At the national level, policies are embedded in Planning Policy Guidance Notes (PPGs) and the new-style Planning Policy Statements (PPSs).

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non-motorised users

Non-motorised forms of transport such as tricycles, peddle cars, roller blades and horses are becoming more popular. In some instances the quality audit might want to comment on how well the scheme will work for more unusual users, for example, if riding stables are near by, are barriers at the side of bridges high enough to protect riders?

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