Essex County Council - Essex Design Guide

Built to replace their highly regarded printed design bible for new housing developments throughout Essex, this responsive site is loaded with information for everyone from town planners to architects to parish councils.

The Essex Design Guide for residential areas first appeared in 1973 and has been used in development control ever since. Developed as a response to the poor appearance of new housing, the guide has developed into one of the most influential guides of it's type.

New print versions appeared in 1997 and 2005 and in 2017, Essex County Council felt it was time for the guide to move online. The online iteration allows ECC to update the guide continuously ensuring new guidelines can be brought into general practice sooner than ever before.

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Essex Design Guide -

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