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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

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presentation overview
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
the cabe housing audit
The CABE housing audit

100 schemes in each audit:

  • By top 10 home builders
  • In average price band
  • Schemes of 20+ dwellings
  • Completed within last 3 years
  • Mix of size and locations
  • Post-occupancy survey
slide5

The national picture

293 schemes completed between 2001-2006

slide7

Firmness

Will it last?

Functionality

Does it work?

What is ‘good design’?

Delight

Does it look good?

slide8

Best practice: the policy framework

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

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Best practice: the policy framework

PPS 1

PPG 3

Code for Sustainable Homes

Lifetime Homes

Secure by Design

Safer Place

Local LDFs

Local SPDs

the building for life partnership
The Building for Life Partnership

Led by:

  • CABE
  • Home Builders Federation (HBF)
  • In association with:
  • The Housing Corporation
  • English Partnerships
slide12

The 20 Criteria

  • Environment and Community
  • Character
  • Streets, parking & pedestrianisation
  • Design and Construction
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The 20 Criteria

  • Environment and Community
  • Character
  • Steets, parking & pedestrianisation
  • Design and Construction
  • Use
  • Amount
  • Layout
  • Scale
  • Landscaping
  • Appearance
  • Access
environment community
Environment & Community
  • Community facilities
  • Appropriate accommodation mix
  • Appropriate tenure mix
  • Easy public transport access
  • Reduced environmental impact
character
Character
  • Scheme-specific design
  • Response to local setting
  • Distinctive identity
  • Easy orientation
  • Coherent building layout
streets parking pedestrianisation
Streets, Parking & Pedestrianisation
  • Priority of building layout over streets and car parking
  • Well integrated car parking
  • Pedestrian and cycle friendly streets
  • Connection to existing roads and paths
  • Eyes on the street for safety
design and construction
Design and Construction
  • Well designed and managed public space
  • Architectural quality
  • Adaptation, conversion or extension
  • Advances in construction and technology
  • More than statutory minima
thinking it through character

Cr 8

Thinking it through:Character

Sense of place (but also cr. 12,13,16)

thinking it through streets parking pedestrianisation20

Cr 15

Thinking it through:Streets, Parking & Pedestrianisation

Overlooked public space (but also cr. 12)

thinking it through design construction

Cr 16

Thinking it through:Design & Construction

Well-designed public space (but also cr. 12,13)

thinking it through design and construction

Cr 17

Thinking it through:Design and construction

Architectural quality (but also cr. 13,15,16)

promoting best practice the building for life awards
Promoting best practiceThe Building for Life awards

Gold

Silver

Silver

Great Bow Yard

Langport, Somerset

South West Eco Homes

Stride Treglown

Pepys Estate

Deptford, London

Hyde Housing

BPTW

Mealhouse Brow

Stockport,Manchester

Northern Counties HA

TADW

points of engagement
Points of engagement

Annual Monitoring Returns

Housing audits

Standard Awards

Design Review

EP/HC

Pre-application assessment

Internal client review

Brief

Training

CONSTRUCTION

PLANNING

DESIGN

quality targets planning assessments
Quality targets & planning assessments
  • English Partnerships: 14/20 on all EP Land
  • CLG Housing audit in the Thames Gateway:
    • 2010: 50% good (14/20) or very good (16/20), nil poor (<10/20)
    • 2015: 100% good or very good, nil poor
  • Housing Corporation: 12/20 for all grant supported housing
    • (10/20 for rural/street fronted infill schemes)
  • Planning authorities: Core strategy, SPD, planning discussions, monitoring
accredited assessors what you would be doing
Between 08/09 and 10/11 CABE is training at least 500 BfL assessors:

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 H6

Accredited Assessors:What you would be doing
accredited assessors what you would be doing35
Your work as an assessor will usually conclude with an evidenced evaluation report, which explains the score you have arrived at and lists the relevant evidence.

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
accredited assessors homework for candidates
To gain accreditation, you should:

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 enquiries@buildingforlife.orgby 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 conduct

Accredited Assessors:Homework for candidates!
thank you enquiries@buildingforlife org www buildingforlife org
Thank you

enquiries@buildingforlife.org

www.buildingforlife.org

Also supported by English Partnerships, the Housing Corporation and The Civic Trust

bfl in pre planning and amr
BfL in pre-planning and AMR

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.)

Pre-planning submission

Informal assessmentNot CABE Endorsed

Planning application

Planning approval

Project Completion

Construction

Feedback to applicant

Design iterations

Initial engagement between LPA and developer

Pre-planning discussion