Low Carbon Vision for Greenfield Development
3 November 2020
We have been appointed to work with the senior management team of Wates Developments to help conceptualize their new low-carbon vision for the future of greenfield development. We have been tasked with using the values established in our vision work to create an exemplar masterplan for a large and prominent greenbelt site.
Our proposals create a new low carbon community with 900 dwellings in a variety of typologies and sizes, a new secondary school, community centre with multi-activity spaces, a village shop/cafe/pub, workspace, local healthcare centre, and an extra care facility. We have focused on how different typologies could complement one another to unlock synergies and enhanced social value.
Adaptability and future-proofing are central to the proposal. Digital integration and connection, and opportunities for new technology such as autonomous electric vehicles are factored in. Functional landscape and SUDs, pocket parks, village greens, sensory gardens and woodland are complimented by allotments and integrated urban farming.