Birmingham Design Guide Vision Document

Closed 6 Nov 2017

Opened 25 Sep 2017


Birmingham is witnessing unprecedented levels of investment in both infrastructure and new development, which the City Council wants to ensure deliver high quality places across Birmingham.

To help achieve this, the City Council is to create a new Birmingham Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). This will become the primary planning guidance used to assess and guide the design of all new development across the city, from household extensions, to tall buildings in the city centre; ensuring they all deliver high quality proposals.

The Design Guide Vision document is the 1st stage in the creation process, outlining the City Council’s intentions and inviting people to submit comments on want they feel should be within the Design Guide.

To gather these comments, the City Council is publishing the Design Guide Vision document for a 6 week period of public consultation, during which the City Council will welcome views and comments on the proposal.  

 Download  the design guide visioning document and complete the online consultation below or you can:....

email us  at :

or send your comments by  post to  City Design Team |Birmingham City Council | PO Box 28 | Birmingham | B4 1TU

Why We Are Consulting

Comments received on the Vision will help shape the draft Design Guide, which the City Council anticipate publishing in early 2018. Following this final period of consultation, the City Council will seek to adopt the Guide as planning guidance in summer 2018.  


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