Mansfield District Council has received £120,000 from the Government to produce a Design Code for our town centre. We are one of a just a few councils to receive this money, so it’s a great opportunity for us to take the Mansfield Masterplan to the next stage.

Our Design Code will set rules for new developments, whether these are for new or improved streets, buildings or public spaces.

We need your help! 
A design code is a set of rules for new developments and we need your help to create the right rules for the town centre, focusing on the opportunity sites identified in the Mansfield Masterplan. 

We’re looking for everyone’s thoughts and ideas. You can share your thoughts and ideas at – a dedicated website we’ve created.  
We’re holding two ’Tag, Type and Snap’ sessions for Members, Officers and key Stakeholders on Monday 31 October where you can join us for a walk around the town centre. We will show you how to use (please bring a smartphone if you have one) – and how easy it is to use. 

There’s no need to book, simply meet at the Bentinck Memorial at either 10am or 1pm on 31 October 2022.

Each session will last no longer than two hours. 

How you can help

Design Code experts ‘PJA consulting’ have been appointed by the council to develop the Design Code and as a first stage will be consulting with interested parties to get your ideas on how we can make our town centre better for us all.

We have created the website to allow you to easily share your thoughts and ideas. You can use this website at home or on the go – simply tag, type and snap when you’re out and about in the town centre.

The insights that the council gathers using the interactive map will influence the principles, policies and guidance set out in the Design Code, which the council will consult on before it is adopted as policy.

The Design Code will add more detailed design guidance which complements the Mansfield Town Centre Masterplan. The Masterplan seeks to provide a vision and delivery plan that will guide new development over the next 15 years, while preserving the town’s industrial history and heritage assets. It deals with broader issues including identifying 16 potential sites that could be regenerated or redeveloped.

You can make comments via website which will be open for 6 weeks between 13 October and 24 November 2022.

For more details, click here

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