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Madden Gardens

Letchworth

Barratt Homes

159 new homes

Architectus

Available to move 2015

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Madden Gardens is a residential development at the former factory site at the edge of Letchworth Garden City. It is located on a brownfield site 2 miles north east from the town centre . The site was part of the adjoining commercial estate, but is enclosed by a residential neighbourhood. Madden Gardens measures 4.9 hectares and provides much needed 159 flats and houses with two new vehicular accesses, amenity spaces, and additional pedestrian connections. The scheme has been designed in partnership with the Heritage Foundation of the Letchworth Garden City.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

Opportunities and constraints diagram

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into the neighbourhood

Opportunities and constraints diagram

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into the neighbourhood

Ordnance Survey site map

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Ordnance Survey site map

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into the neighbourhood

Location and context

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into the neighbourhood

Location and context

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into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Masterplan with building heights and landscape treatments

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into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Masterplan with building heights and landscape treatments

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into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Design development_feasibility studies.

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into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Design development_feasibility studies.

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into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Masterplan highliting the primary access.

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1. Connections

Masterplan highliting the primary access.

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2. Facilities and services

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2. Facilities and services

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2. Facilities and services

Map highliting the opportunity for a pedestrian link

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into the neighbourhood

2. Facilities and services

Map highliting the opportunity for a pedestrian link

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into the neighbourhood

2. Facilities and services

View of Kristiansand way, where the pedestrian link with the new site is located.

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into the neighbourhood

2. Facilities and services

View of Kristiansand way, where the pedestrian link with the new site is located.

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into the neighbourhood

2. Facilities and services

Map showing the cycle way

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2. Facilities and services

Map showing the cycle way

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3. Public transport

Map showing the location of public transport

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3. Public transport

Map showing the location of public transport

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3. Public transport

Map showing the bus services

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3. Public transport

Map showing the bus services

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4. Meeting local housing requirements

Plan showing the distribution of housing tenures.

The scheme is tenure blind and affordable housing is clustered throughout the scheme.

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into the neighbourhood

4. Meeting local housing requirements

Plan showing the distribution of housing tenures.

The scheme is tenure blind and affordable housing is clustered throughout the scheme.

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into the neighbourhood

4. Meeting local housing requirements

Plan showing the height distribution.

The scheme is tenure blind and affordable housing is clustered throughout the scheme.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

4. Meeting local housing requirements

Plan showing the height distribution.

The scheme is tenure blind and affordable housing is clustered throughout the scheme.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Plan showing the distribution of the height.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Plan showing the distribution of the height.

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5. Character

Apartment plan.

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5. Character

Apartment plan.

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5. Character

Cloverdale House Plans.

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5. Character

Cloverdale House Plans.

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5. Character

Blackhorse House Plans.

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5. Character

Blackhorse House Plans.

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5. Character

The scale and proportions of all dwelling designs have been informed by the existing vernacular.

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5. Character

The scale and proportions of all dwelling designs have been informed by the existing vernacular.

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5. Character

Details, features and roofs influenced heavily by the Arts and Crafts.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Details, features and roofs influenced heavily by the Arts and Crafts.

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5. Character

Willowbank house

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5. Character

Willowbank house

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5. Character

Rosebank house

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5. Character

Rosebank house

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5. Character

Landscape masterplan showing seven different implementations.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Landscape masterplan showing seven different implementations.

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5. Character

Hard landscape.

The main entrance into the site is located closest to the main part of Letchworth and the access from Green Lane to the west. This main access road will be lined with a double avenue of grassed verges and street trees to create an attractive entrance to the site and defined legibility.

The main open space is located centrally along the main entrance road to create a logical sense of place. The open space itself is defined by a crescent of large detached properties providing a grand setting and providing good natural surveillance. The continuation of the tree lined avenue will run around the open space with additional bulb planting to provide seasonal interest to the space. A second open space will be located along the secondary vehicular access road into the site to the west. This space is formed by the geometry of the adjacent apartment blocks to add to their landscape setting.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Hard landscape.

The main entrance into the site is located closest to the main part of Letchworth and the access from Green Lane to the west. This main access road will be lined with a double avenue of grassed verges and street trees to create an attractive entrance to the site and defined legibility.

The main open space is located centrally along the main entrance road to create a logical sense of place. The open space itself is defined by a crescent of large detached properties providing a grand setting and providing good natural surveillance. The continuation of the tree lined avenue will run around the open space with additional bulb planting to provide seasonal interest to the space. A second open space will be located along the secondary vehicular access road into the site to the west. This space is formed by the geometry of the adjacent apartment blocks to add to their landscape setting.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Hard landscape.

The main entrance into the site is located closest to the main part of Letchworth and the access from Green Lane to the west. This main access road will be lined with a double avenue of grassed verges and street trees to create an attractive entrance to the site and defined legibility.

The main open space is located centrally along the main entrance road to create a logical sense of place. The open space itself is defined by a crescent of large detached properties providing a grand setting and providing good natural surveillance. The continuation of the tree lined avenue will run around the open space with additional bulb planting to provide seasonal interest to the space. A second open space will be located along the secondary vehicular access road into the site to the west. This space is formed by the geometry of the adjacent apartment blocks to add to their landscape setting.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Hard landscape.

The main entrance into the site is located closest to the main part of Letchworth and the access from Green Lane to the west. This main access road will be lined with a double avenue of grassed verges and street trees to create an attractive entrance to the site and defined legibility.

The main open space is located centrally along the main entrance road to create a logical sense of place. The open space itself is defined by a crescent of large detached properties providing a grand setting and providing good natural surveillance. The continuation of the tree lined avenue will run around the open space with additional bulb planting to provide seasonal interest to the space. A second open space will be located along the secondary vehicular access road into the site to the west. This space is formed by the geometry of the adjacent apartment blocks to add to their landscape setting.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Hard landscape.

The main entrance into the site is located closest to the main part of Letchworth and the access from Green Lane to the west. This main access road will be lined with a double avenue of grassed verges and street trees to create an attractive entrance to the site and defined legibility.

The main open space is located centrally along the main entrance road to create a logical sense of place. The open space itself is defined by a crescent of large detached properties providing a grand setting and providing good natural surveillance. The continuation of the tree lined avenue will run around the open space with additional bulb planting to provide seasonal interest to the space. A second open space will be located along the secondary vehicular access road into the site to the west. This space is formed by the geometry of the adjacent apartment blocks to add to their landscape setting.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Hard landscape.

The main entrance into the site is located closest to the main part of Letchworth and the access from Green Lane to the west. This main access road will be lined with a double avenue of grassed verges and street trees to create an attractive entrance to the site and defined legibility.

The main open space is located centrally along the main entrance road to create a logical sense of place. The open space itself is defined by a crescent of large detached properties providing a grand setting and providing good natural surveillance. The continuation of the tree lined avenue will run around the open space with additional bulb planting to provide seasonal interest to the space. A second open space will be located along the secondary vehicular access road into the site to the west. This space is formed by the geometry of the adjacent apartment blocks to add to their landscape setting.

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

View of the houses in Green lane.

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6. Working with the site and context

View of the houses in Green lane.

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6. Working with the site and context

View of the houses in Kristiansand way.

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6. Working with the site and context

View of the houses in Kristiansand way.

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6. Working with the site and context

Commercial buildings in Blackhorse road

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6. Working with the site and context

Commercial buildings in Blackhorse road

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6. Working with the site and context

Commercial units Flint Road which back onto the site.

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6. Working with the site and context

Commercial units Flint Road which back onto the site.

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

View of the existing building on the site from the street.

The site contains a large two storey commercial building which had houses various commercial ventures. However, all of these have been vacant for some time with some areas in a poor state of repair following various arson attacks.

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

View of the existing building on the site from the street.

The site contains a large two storey commercial building which had houses various commercial ventures. However, all of these have been vacant for some time with some areas in a poor state of repair following various arson attacks.

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

View of the existing building on the site.

The site contains a large two storey commercial building which had houses various commercial ventures. However, all of these have been vacant for some time with some areas in a poor state of repair following various arson attacks.

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

View of the existing building on the site.

The site contains a large two storey commercial building which had houses various commercial ventures. However, all of these have been vacant for some time with some areas in a poor state of repair following various arson attacks.

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

View of the existing building on the site after a fire.

The site contains a large two storey commercial building which had houses various commercial ventures. However, all of these have been vacant for some time with some areas in a poor state of repair following various arson attacks.

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

View of the existing building on the site after a fire.

The site contains a large two storey commercial building which had houses various commercial ventures. However, all of these have been vacant for some time with some areas in a poor state of repair following various arson attacks.

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

Map showing the retained landscape in the corners of the site

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6. Working with the site and context

Map showing the retained landscape in the corners of the site

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6. Working with the site and context

West corner. Retained Landscape

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6. Working with the site and context

West corner. Retained Landscape

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6. Working with the site and context

South corner. Retained landscape

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

South corner. Retained landscape

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Plan showing the home arrangment in relation to the road network

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Plan showing the home arrangment in relation to the road network

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Sections AA - BB

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Sections AA - BB

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Sections CC - DD

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Sections CC - DD

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Street section showing the corners on the north east street.

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Street section showing the corners on the north east street.

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Street section showing the corners on the south east street.

Creating a Place

7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Street section showing the corners on the south east street.

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Street section showing the corner of the main entrance to the development.

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Street section showing the corner of the main entrance to the development.

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8. Easy to find your way around

Site plan

The development contains a variety of typology of houses who will guide people.

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8. Easy to find your way around

Site plan

The development contains a variety of typology of houses who will guide people.

Creating a Place

8. Easy to find your way around

The apartments building on the south east side is higher than the rest of the development.

Creating a Place

8. Easy to find your way around

The apartments building on the south east side is higher than the rest of the development.

Creating a Place

8. Easy to find your way around

Semicircular green area in the middle of the development helps to navigate.

Creating a Place

8. Easy to find your way around

Semicircular green area in the middle of the development helps to navigate.

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9. Streets for all

Plan showing how the landscape and the carriageway surface help to create a low speed vehicle area

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9. Streets for all

Plan showing how the landscape and the carriageway surface help to create a low speed vehicle area

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9. Streets for all

Pavement on the main road_example.

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9. Streets for all

Pavement on the main road_example.

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9. Streets for all

Elevation showing where the entrances and garages are placed in relation to the street.

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9. Streets for all

Elevation showing where the entrances and garages are placed in relation to the street.

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9. Streets for all

Elevation showing where the entrances and garages are placed in relation to the street.

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9. Streets for all

Elevation showing where the entrances and garages are placed in relation to the street.

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9. Streets for all

Elevation showing where the entrances and garages are placed in relation to the street.

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9. Streets for all

Elevation showing where the entrances and garages are placed in relation to the street.

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9. Streets for all

Map showing the parking strategy.

Parking provision: each apartment 1 - each house: 2.

Garages are to be a minimum of 3 metres x 7 metres clear internally. Car parking spaces are to be a minimum 2.4 m width with an 0.9m adjoining strip to accommodate Lifetime Homes requirements. Parking and associated parking shall not exceed 50% of the frontage to dwellings. Cycle provision for dwellings will be provided in rear gardens.

Dedicated cycle storage is to be provided within each apartment design, for the houses, cycles will be stored within the rear garden area. Visitor parking has been introduced throughout he scheme with numbers limited to protect the green nature of the design layout.

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9. Streets for all

Map showing the parking strategy.

Parking provision: each apartment 1 - each house: 2.

Garages are to be a minimum of 3 metres x 7 metres clear internally. Car parking spaces are to be a minimum 2.4 m width with an 0.9m adjoining strip to accommodate Lifetime Homes requirements. Parking and associated parking shall not exceed 50% of the frontage to dwellings. Cycle provision for dwellings will be provided in rear gardens.

Dedicated cycle storage is to be provided within each apartment design, for the houses, cycles will be stored within the rear garden area. Visitor parking has been introduced throughout he scheme with numbers limited to protect the green nature of the design layout.

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9. Streets for all

Map highliting the same paving material will be used for private roads and car parking.

Parking provision: each apartment 1 - each house: 2.

Garages are to be a minimum of 3 metres x 7 metres clear internally. Car parking spaces are to be a minimum 2.4 m width with an 0.9m adjoining strip to accommodate Lifetime Homes requirements. Parking and associated parking shall not exceed 50% of the frontage to dwellings. Cycle provision for dwellings will be provided in rear gardens.

Dedicated cycle storage is to be provided within each apartment design, for the houses, cycles will be stored within the rear garden area. Visitor parking has been introduced throughout he scheme with numbers limited to protect the green nature of the design layout.

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9. Streets for all

Map highliting the same paving material will be used for private roads and car parking.

Parking provision: each apartment 1 - each house: 2.

Garages are to be a minimum of 3 metres x 7 metres clear internally. Car parking spaces are to be a minimum 2.4 m width with an 0.9m adjoining strip to accommodate Lifetime Homes requirements. Parking and associated parking shall not exceed 50% of the frontage to dwellings. Cycle provision for dwellings will be provided in rear gardens.

Dedicated cycle storage is to be provided within each apartment design, for the houses, cycles will be stored within the rear garden area. Visitor parking has been introduced throughout he scheme with numbers limited to protect the green nature of the design layout.

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9. Streets for all

Garages typology 1. Plans and elevation.

Parking provision: each apartment 1 - each house: 2.

Garages are to be a minimum of 3 metres x 7 metres clear internally. Car parking spaces are to be a minimum 2.4 m width with an 0.9m adjoining strip to accommodate Lifetime Homes requirements. Parking and associated parking shall not exceed 50% of the frontage to dwellings. Cycle provision for dwellings will be provided in rear gardens.

Dedicated cycle storage is to be provided within each apartment design, for the houses, cycles will be stored within the rear garden area. Visitor parking has been introduced throughout he scheme with numbers limited to protect the green nature of the design layout.

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9. Streets for all

Garages typology 1. Plans and elevation.

Parking provision: each apartment 1 - each house: 2.

Garages are to be a minimum of 3 metres x 7 metres clear internally. Car parking spaces are to be a minimum 2.4 m width with an 0.9m adjoining strip to accommodate Lifetime Homes requirements. Parking and associated parking shall not exceed 50% of the frontage to dwellings. Cycle provision for dwellings will be provided in rear gardens.

Dedicated cycle storage is to be provided within each apartment design, for the houses, cycles will be stored within the rear garden area. Visitor parking has been introduced throughout he scheme with numbers limited to protect the green nature of the design layout.

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9. Streets for all

Garages typology 2. Plans and elevations.

Parking provision: each apartment 1 - each house: 2.

Garages are to be a minimum of 3 metres x 7 metres clear internally. Car parking spaces are to be a minimum 2.4 m width with an 0.9m adjoining strip to accommodate Lifetime Homes requirements. Parking and associated parking shall not exceed 50% of the frontage to dwellings. Cycle provision for dwellings will be provided in rear gardens.

Dedicated cycle storage is to be provided within each apartment design, for the houses, cycles will be stored within the rear garden area. Visitor parking has been introduced throughout he scheme with numbers limited to protect the green nature of the design layout.

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9. Streets for all

Garages typology 2. Plans and elevations.

Parking provision: each apartment 1 - each house: 2.

Garages are to be a minimum of 3 metres x 7 metres clear internally. Car parking spaces are to be a minimum 2.4 m width with an 0.9m adjoining strip to accommodate Lifetime Homes requirements. Parking and associated parking shall not exceed 50% of the frontage to dwellings. Cycle provision for dwellings will be provided in rear gardens.

Dedicated cycle storage is to be provided within each apartment design, for the houses, cycles will be stored within the rear garden area. Visitor parking has been introduced throughout he scheme with numbers limited to protect the green nature of the design layout.

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10. Car parking

View of the visual impact that car parking have on the scheme.

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10. Car parking

View of the visual impact that car parking have on the scheme.

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11. Public and private spaces

Map showing open areas.

The Open Space Land will be transferred to the Management Body in accordance with the requirements of the Open Space Management Scheme approved by the Council. The treatment of plot boundaries will form a part of the development’s appearance. The chosen boundary treatments will compliment both the character of the buildings and the spaces they frame.

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11. Public and private spaces

Map showing open areas.

The Open Space Land will be transferred to the Management Body in accordance with the requirements of the Open Space Management Scheme approved by the Council. The treatment of plot boundaries will form a part of the development’s appearance. The chosen boundary treatments will compliment both the character of the buildings and the spaces they frame.

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11. Public and private spaces

View of the Area 1 open space which will be completed prior to occupation of more than 50% of the dwellings.

The Open Space Land will be transferred to the Management Body in accordance with the requirements of the Open Space Management Scheme approved by the Council. The treatment of plot boundaries will form a part of the development’s appearance. The chosen boundary treatments will compliment both the character of the buildings and the spaces they frame.

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11. Public and private spaces

View of the Area 1 open space which will be completed prior to occupation of more than 50% of the dwellings.

The Open Space Land will be transferred to the Management Body in accordance with the requirements of the Open Space Management Scheme approved by the Council. The treatment of plot boundaries will form a part of the development’s appearance. The chosen boundary treatments will compliment both the character of the buildings and the spaces they frame.

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11. Public and private spaces

Separation of private and public space through fences and brick walls.

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11. Public and private spaces

Separation of private and public space through fences and brick walls.

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12. External storage and amenity space

Sweptpath analysis.

Refuse containers will be of sufficient number and size as required by the Local Authority. Dedicated refuse enclosures are an integral part of each apartment building design. Paths are to be provided to access the rear gardens of terraced properties to enable bins to be relocated on collection days to the roadside.

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12. External storage and amenity space

Sweptpath analysis.

Refuse containers will be of sufficient number and size as required by the Local Authority. Dedicated refuse enclosures are an integral part of each apartment building design. Paths are to be provided to access the rear gardens of terraced properties to enable bins to be relocated on collection days to the roadside.

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12. External storage and amenity space

Plan showing the location of bins in the buildings where the apartments are.

Refuse containers will be of sufficient number and size as required by the Local Authority. Dedicated refuse enclosures are an integral part of each apartment building design. Paths are to be provided to access the rear gardens of terraced properties to enable bins to be relocated on collection days to the roadside.

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12. External storage and amenity space

Plan showing the location of bins in the buildings where the apartments are.

Refuse containers will be of sufficient number and size as required by the Local Authority. Dedicated refuse enclosures are an integral part of each apartment building design. Paths are to be provided to access the rear gardens of terraced properties to enable bins to be relocated on collection days to the roadside.

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