New Places are an opportunity to reverse past design mistakes which have delivered unsustainable and unwelcoming urban environments. A well considered, layered approach should be taken when shaping the development. When planning New Places, a simple layered approach will deliver a successful masterplan outcome which is holistic in its outcome. The New Place should sit seamlessly into its environment, landscape and/or urban setting.
New places are sites which are specifically allocated in the development plan (either adopted or emerging). These ‘New Places’, ‘High Density, High Rise’ and ‘Low Density, Low Rise’ – comprise Pomona, Trafford Wharfside and Trafford Waters which are identified as Strategic Locations in the adopted Core Strategy, the Civic Quarter with its own Area Action Plan, plus the now well advanced New Carrington and Timperley Wedge allocations from Places for Everyone.
Features of new places
- Gentle densification of local context
- Range of bespoke house types that reflect context
- Making journeys by physically active means like walking, wheeling or cycling, rather than motor vehicle. More networks and connected neighbourhoods
- High quality landscape led development
- Mixed uses in key locations