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Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service awarded £120,000 in funding from the Design Code Pathfinder Programme 

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has announced that £3 million in funding has been awarded to support 25 councils across England, as well as neighbourhood planning groups, to produce local design codes. 

Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service has secured £120,000 of this funding. The money will be used to help communities work collaboratively with developers to raise the standards of design locally. 

All selected areas across the country will be supported by the Office for Place in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to produce model design codes that individual can draw on to inform their own local codes.  

Last year the National Model Design Code (NMDC), said that they would help to guide selected local councils and neighbourhood planning groups on important design features in relation to street character, building type and layout, use of public space, and encouraging councils with the sustainability of new development.   

Work will now take place at Greater Cambridge Shared Planning to ensure the funding is put to best use on strategic sites that are delivering design codes. 

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