Residential design guide

Watford is a thriving town, with plenty of new development going up – often in close proximity to some of our many fine old buildings.

The Residential Design Guide (RDG) for Watford provides detail on designing new residential development in the Borough, both in relation to extensions to existing buildings and larger scale development of new residential units.

A revised version of the Residential Design Guide has been produced by the Council and was subject to a public consultation from Monday 4 November until Monday 16 December 2013. Consultation responses are currently being analysed and the revised document will be adopted in 2014.  

The draft Residential Design Guide can be downloaded from the link below (under 'Downloadable documents').

The existing Residential Design Guide was adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) in Watford’s Local Development Framework (LDF) in November 2008 and is published in two volumes:   See links below.

The character mapping in Volume 1 (Building New Homes) has been superseded by the mapping and character analysis provided in the Watford Character of Area Study (2011).  This document is available to download from here.

Hard copies of the existing RDG are available upon request to the Planning Policy team (address below) at a cost of £15.00+£2.00pp for volume 1 and £6.00+1.00pp for volume 2:-

Watford Borough Council
Planning Policy Team
Town Hall
WD17 3EX
Fax: 01923 278273
Tel: 01923 278970

or email using the address below.

Downloadable documents

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