Building for Life 12


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The industry standard

Building for Life 12 is the industry standard, endorsed by Government, for well-designed homes and neighbourhoods. Building for Life stimulates a conversation between local communities, local authorities and developers about creating great places to live. Building for Life 12 and Design Review are complementary processes, particularly on large scale housing schemes.

Building for Life 12 has been developed to reflect a powerful vision of what new housing developments should be: attractive, functional and sustainable places. It is based on the National Planning Policy Framework and the Government’s commitment to build more homes, better homes and involve local communities in planning. Opun offer training as well as Building for Life 12 reviews and assessment of schemes at both the pre and post planning stages



To arrange a BfL12 review or talk to us about training, please contact Julie Tanner.


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