Trafford Design Code

PLOT 8 and 9b

Plot Boundary

Plot Arrangement

Plot 14 is split into three developable blocks with new streets and public realm provided to provide internal access. No public space is required. 

Plot Coverage

Developable Land: 65%

Streets and Public Realm: 35%

Public Open Space: 0%

Block layout

Plot 14 can accomodate apartment and house block types. 

Block 1
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Block 2
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Block 3
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Block coverage

Block 1

  • Ground floor units must have private entrance from street
  • Private gardens to be provided whenever possible
  • Dual aspect apartments applicable on all sides of block
  • Double loaded apartments only applicable on east or west corners of block
  • Private entrance to street
  • Can be single family homes or split into maisonettes with private entrances from street
  • Private rear gardens to be provided 
  • Set back from street to allow for small front gardens and bin storage
  • Rear gardens size as per design code 
  • Hedge and other landscape to be used on boundaries whenever possible

Block 2

  • Ground floor units must have private entrance from street
  • Private gardens to be provided whenever possible
  • Dual aspect apartments applicable on all sides of block
  • Double loaded apartments only applicable on east or west corners of block
  • Private entrance to street
  • Can be single family homes or split into maisonettes with private entrances from street
  • Private rear gardens to be provided 
  • Set back from street to allow for small front gardens and bin storage
  • Rear gardens size as per design code 
  • Hedge and other landscape to be used on boundaries whenever possible

Block 3

  • Ground floor units must have private entrance from street
  • Private gardens to be provided whenever possible
  • Dual aspect apartments applicable on all sides of block
  • Double loaded apartments only applicable on east or west corners of block
  • Private entrance to street
  • Can be single family homes or split into maisonettes with private entrances from street
  • Private rear gardens to be provided 
  • Set back from street to allow for small front gardens and bin storage
  • Rear gardens size as per design code 
  • Hedge and other landscape to be used on boundaries whenever possible

Building Massing

Plot 14 has a family urban density rating.

Floor Area Ratio: 1.2 – 2

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Building types

Plot 14 can accomodate dual aspect apartments and houses.

Dual aspect apartments with deck access at rear. Ground floor maisonette garden apartment with entrance from street and garden to rear where possible. Applicable on all sides of block

Single houses on ground with garden to rear. Either composed as single family house or into maisonettes with seperate entrances 

Building Height

Plot 14 has a building height range between 4 and 5 storeys for houses and apartments.

Houses: 4 storeys

Apartments: 5 storeys 

Active ground floor edges

Plot 14 must have either residential or commercial active edges on all sides of blocks

Offices and workshops:  work spaces with windows and entrances from street will create long periods of activity during the day. Entrances should always be taken from the public realm.

Retail and leisure:  shops and cafes create lots of people activity, primarily during the day. They can be great places for the community to meet or have a coffee. Outdoor seating for cafes is encouraged. 

Cafes, restaurants and bars: will create activity during the evening time. Outdoor seating and large windows can deliver activity to enliven streets when permissible.

Residential windows and entrances: ground floor apartments or houses can provide activity during day and night and encourage stewardship by residents over the public realm.

People and Residential Density

Plot 14 has the approximate number and density of units and people as per national space standards

Total residential units

Total units: 220

Apartment mix

  • 1 bedroom apartments: 30%
  • 2 bedroom apartments: 50%
  • 3 bedroom apartments: 15%
  • 4 bedroom apartments: 5%

National Space Standards

  • 1 bedroom apartment size: 50sqm
  • 2 bedroom apartment size: 70sqm
  • 3 bedoom apartment size: 95sqm
  • 4 bedroom apartment size: 117sqm
  • Private entrance to street
  • Can be single family homes or split into maisonettes with private entrances from street
  • Private rear gardens to be provided 
  • Set back from street to allow for small front gardens and bin storage

Residential density

Density: 175 DPH

People

Total people: 670

People per hectare: 530 PPH

 

Houses

A standalone tall building meets the ground and sits within an open space. Community amenity space is provided surrounding the building. With no podium, car parking is provided in a basement or in area surrounding building. 

Permeable paving options