The Essex Design Guide, first published in 1973, has led the way in the planning and development sectors for urban design and place making guidance.
The new EDG has been transformed to create a web portal that is ‘future-proofed’. It embraces emerging design challenges and opportunities by incorporating the themes of Health and Wellbeing, Active Design, Ageing Populations, Digital and Smart Technology and Garden Communities.
As a result Essex is witnessing an increase in the quality of new developments and communities. We’re demonstrating local authority leadership and creating places where people want to live and where businesses want to invest.