Read a summary of what we found on our visits, complete with photos.
We visited… Priors Hall Park, Corby
Priors Hall Park is an urban extension of some 5,000 homes located on the North East fringes of Corby. The site contains a mix of brownfield and greenfield land and the area forming the core of the site was formerly an ironstone quarry producing material for the steelworks. You can read a summary of Priors Hall Park.
We visited… Great Western Park, Didcot
In 2015 it was announced that Didcot, situated to the South of Oxford, would become a ‘garden town’ with 15,000 new homes and 20,000 new high-tech jobs by 2031. Great Western Park is a large new development of some 3,000 homes on the fringes of Didcot, one in a sequence of new developments. You can read a summary of Great Western Park.
Great blog by @SilviyaB of @centreforlondon. The London Plan says >60% of new housing will be in Opportunity Areas & other big sites, many in the suburbs where most people rely on cars. How can we ensure that new developments lock in car-free lifestyles from the beginning? https://t.co/etKgta6Mjb