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Birmingham Design Guide

The Birmingham Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

The Design Guide was adopted on 6 September 2022. It provides guidance on the design of all development across Birmingham. The Guide comprises 6 documents:

The desktop published version of the Design Guide can be viewed via the Cabinet Agenda (item 11).

Explanatory Note: Clarification of BDG City-Note LW3, para. 1.13, 3rd Bullet Point - “To be properly interpreted as meaning 5m setback per storey for residential development, or 5m setback per 3m in height for non-residential development."

Birmingham Design Guide SPD adoption statement

Download the adoption statement for the SPD

Consultation statement

The consultation statement provides a summary of the engagement undertaken in producing the SPD and how the issues raised have been addressed in the adopted version.

Download the consultation statement for the SPD

Supporting documents

The following supporting documents informed the production of the SPD:


Page last updated: 1 February 2023

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