Variation - Create variation within and between the residential areas

Allocating such a substantial proportion of the site for open uses allows for 1500 residential units to be provided at an average density of 35-40 dw/ha. There will be substantial variation in the density and form of homes within each of the development areas.

This will:

  • Allow the creation of a distinctive settlement rather than simply a continuation of housing areas.
  • Reflect how local settlements incorporate variation in density, with higher density often being associated with the central point of a settlement; grouping of community and commercial facilities and some buildings acting as landmarks in the area.
  • Add to the legibility and attractiveness of distinct places.
  • Allow for a greater and more natural inclusion of differing types of homes, including flats, mews homes etc that will be needed to reflect the changing demographic of the area.
  • More and better space.
  • Affordable Homes.
  • From Starter Home to Retirement Centres.

Indicative Types

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Landscaped residential streets

  • Countryside fringe housing

  • Small scale residential streets

  • Central focal spaces and village hubs

  • Flats and townhouses fronting spaces

  • Housing lining green corridor

  • Housing facing onto linear parks

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Countryside fringe houses to maximise views


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Landscaped focal points for housing and village centres - Cane Hill, HTA Design

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Larger housing overlooking green spaces - Chigwell, Ardmore

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Countryside fringe houses to maximise views

  • Housing at Faygate – Ardmore

  • Fringe housing overlooking landscape

  • Small scale residential streets

  • Smaller mews streets