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Code words: A Q&A with Sarah Allan

Words: Simon Wicks

Local input into design codes has been identified as a factor in the levelling up and regeneration bill outlined in the Queen’s Speech. The government’s head of architecture, Sarah Allan, tells Simon Wicks how the creation and use of design codes is taking shape in England

Sarah Allan was appointed as the government’s head of architecture in October 2021, with a remit to improve the design of the built environment nationally. Among her first tasks is overseeing the roll-out of the new National Model Design Code and its experimental first steps locally in a series of pilots or ‘pathfinders’ around the country.You’re the government’s head of architecture and........
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