Presentation overview Our legacy Policy context The Building for Life Partnership Some examples: the good, the bad and the ugly How Building for Life is being used Our legacy. The CABE housing audit 100 schemes in each audit: By top 10 home builders In average price band
100 schemes in each audit:
293 schemes completed between 2001-2006
Will it last?
Does it work?
What is ‘good design’?
Does it look good?
PPS 12:Integrating sustainability appraisals into the planning process
PPS 1:Sustainable development as the core principle underpinning planning
PPS 3 & CSH:Housing
Manual for StreetsCollaborating on design across departments
Code for Sustainable Homes
Secure by Design
Appropriate street design
Overlooked public space (but also cr. 12)
Great Bow Yard
South West Eco Homes
Northern Counties HA
Annual Monitoring Returns
Internal client review
at least one embedded assessor working in every LPA in England
additional independent assessors working in a supporting role.
Accredited assessors work will be governed by a code of conduct covering issues such as monitoring, remuneration and conflicts of interest.
During the pre-planning stage, these Building for Life assessors will:
produce a full evaluation report and BfL score (x/20) for development proposals
support other assessors as a moderator
After completion, Building for Life assessors will:
feed in to assessments for annual monitoring returns indicator H6Accredited Assessors:What you would be doing
This report might be referred to by:
planning officers or by the planning committee
funders or landowners who have committed to a minimum standard
researchers, panel and final judges for the Building for Life awards
staff working on annual monitoring reports
All evaluation reports, including the score, must be logged by the BfL partnership.
CABE will carry out random spot checks of BfL evaluation reports for quality control:
at least 1 evaluation report per assessor per annum.Accredited Assessors:What you would be doing
go to http://www.buildingforlife.org/assessors/tools
download the example Design and Access statement and the reporting template
assume the role of BfL assessor working in the local planning authority and complete an assessment report for the scheme
submit your report to firstname.lastname@example.org February 28
The Building for Life team will
check your assessment against the target score
provide feedback on the way in which the score is evidenced
quantify the variance across assessors for future monitoring
send you a formal letter of accreditation and a code of conductAccredited Assessors:Homework for candidates!
Also supported by English Partnerships, the Housing Corporation and The Civic Trust
Formal BfL score as part of Committee Report
Check pre-planning assessment against as built AMR H6
Formal AssessmentCABE Endorsed
Review by BfL Moderator (½ day max.)
LPA advice to developer on the information required to provide BfL feedback
( List of Drawings + Design Statements etc. )
Review by BfL Assessor working in LPA (1 ½ day max.)
Informal assessmentNot CABE Endorsed
Feedback to applicant
Initial engagement between LPA and developer