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Design codes

Design codes are a collection of design principles which help residents define what good development and high quality public space looks like in their area.

A code sets out exactly what is expected of developers and others that propose changes in the local area in a clear and visual manner. This leads to the creation of more beautiful and sustainable places within existing communities that local residents are more likely to support and treasure.

Help shape the future of Chatham

This is not just a code, it's a conversation.

We're working with the local community to produce the design code for the regeneration of the emerging city centre, Chatham.

We are seeing increased interest from developers in Chatham and the design code programme gives us the opportunity to collectively influence the process to ensure development respects the area’s unique heritage, landscapes and character.

Get involved

If you live, work, visit or study in Chatham we want to hear your thoughts about the town.

This is a once in a generation opportunity to positively shape the future design of our emerging city centre.

As part of this process, we’ll be running:

  • surveys
  • co-design workshops
  • community drop in events.

Online survey

We ran an online survey asking for your views on the future of Chatham.

This survey closed on 15 January 2023.

During this time, there was also a physical map in the reception area of Medway Council offices at Gun Wharf where you could leave your thoughts and comments.

Join our workshops and events

There are currently no workshops or events.