HOLLY LODGE DRIVE, BOUGHTON, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
The design and layout has been developed following a thorough analysis of both the site and its local context, and then utilised to inform the creation of a series of strong place making principles.
Finally these components have been combined to produce and functional and rational design that truly reflects the local character and sense of place.
The design responds to the local character and context, complying with both national and local design policy to protect local distinctiveness whilst ensuring an attractive environment for future and existing residents.
The indicative masterplan conveys a vision for the site, setting out a potential arrangement of residential dwellings, the vehicle and pedestrian access points to the development, the street network and the integration and retention of key landscape features such as the mature trees and hedgerows.
The design proposals are structured around the follow key components:
- The creation of a sustainable mixed-use community hub
- Creating a series of recreational landscape spaces encouraging the creation of community
- Framing long distance views of heritage assets
- Creating an active and safe network of footpaths
The scheme proposes to deliver:
Landscape led scheme
Landscape buffer to the countryside edge
Improved footpath connections
Green spaces and corridors
High quality homes
The over arching aim for the landscape proposals for the site is to create a series of green, open spaces and corridors that integrate the site into the existing landscape framework whilst creating an exciting and attractive place for the new and existing community residents with a variety of form and informal public open spaces.
Currently two footpaths terminating adjacent to the land have the potential to interconnect with the scheme and create a legible, safe and active ‘gateway’ to the countryside as well as creating a convenient connection for the residents of Moulton and Boughton to access the proposed community hub and across into Northampton Town.
The land is located adjacent to existing residential areas and Moulton Business Park. The proposals seek to utilise the land’s public landscape to create a series of recreational spaces that encourage its use by both residents and workers.