The design of a building is important for many reasons; a well deigned building is asthetically pleasing, blends naturally with its neighbouring structures and is easy to use for everyone. As well as this it must also meet the building regulations. Combining all of these elements into a proposal can be difficult. 

This section focuses on the factors that affect planning permission, how design is detailed in the government's National Planning Practice Framework (NPPF) and detailed in the planning practice guidance.