Improving walking and cycling in St Ives

St Ives in Cornwall is one of the most iconic coastal towns of the Duchy. Having started life as a fishing and mining town, it’s isthmus geography, bold harbour and sandy beaches have made it an attraction to huge numbers of people including artists and holidaymakers alike. The town knows it faces a problem . . . → Read More: Improving walking and cycling in St Ives

Bourn community given go ahead

David Orr has been assisting Rummey Design since 2014 on proposals for a sustainable large settlement of 3500 homes on the old WW2 airfield at Bourn in Cambridgeshire. I am delighted this has been approved for outline planning by South Cambridgeshire District Council today, 19 February 2021. The project required a huge effort to . . . → Read More: Bourn community given go ahead

Pool Vision Framework

Pool sits at the centre of Cornwall’s tin and copper mining district. The last decade or so has seen Regeneration plans come and go, some successfully and some thwarted, either by market changes or the Swiss cheese that is the ground beneath. I am pleased to have been appointed by Cornwall Council as part . . . → Read More: Pool Vision Framework

David Orr appointed to High Streets Task Force

I’m delighted to be appointed as a High Streets Task Force Expert with The High Streets Task Force I am looking forward to being part of this national effort and supporting local authorities and communities to transform their high streets.Read more > www.highstreetstaskforce.org.ukSee also @HighStreetsTF

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Falmouth Place Shaping

We are pleased to be appointed as consultant to support Lavigne Lonsdale architects and landscape architects along with PJA transport planning and engineering consultants to assist Falmouth Place Shaping board, a partnership of Cornwall Council, Falmouth Town Council and the town’s Neighbourhood Plan team and Business Improvement District. David Orr is providing urban design . . . → Read More: Falmouth Place Shaping

Harlow Garden Town

We have been appointed to support Rummey Environmental and Phil Jones Associates with the transport and environmental assessment of a proposed urban extension to Harlow Garden Town. We are reviewing the landscape, heritage, natural environment and townscape effects of various access route (and route typology) options in order to advise the local planning authorities . . . → Read More: Harlow Garden Town

Taunton Garden Town

David Orr has been appointed to assist Taunton Deane Borough Council to draw up their Garden Town Plan. Working with Architecture Centre Devon & Cornwall CIC, David is helping define the spatial vision in key diagrams and illustrations for the town as a whole and the town centre. Drawing on themes that make Taunton . . . → Read More: Taunton Garden Town

David Orr to support Atkins on Homes England contract in the south west

Urban design practice David Orr Consulting is pleased to be supporting Atkins with masterplanning and urban design in the South West region on the new framework contract for Homes England. Atkins is one of the consultants appointed to assist HE and their partner agencies to help speed delivery of 300,000 homes a year over . . . → Read More: David Orr to support Atkins on Homes England contract in the south west

Which way Westerham?

It has been a pleasure working with Rummey Design once again on the plans for Westerham in Kent. Working for Squerreyes Estate, we have been examining the landscape around the town, the way the town works and has developed over the years and how new development might allow it to grow whilst maintaining its character, . . . → Read More: Which way Westerham?

Sandwich town centre

We are pleased to have been appointed to support Rummey Design on a project for Kent County Council, Sandwich Town Council and the Sandwich Town team on a review of traffic and public realm in this lovely historic cinque port town. The urban area is a tightly laid out mediaeval pattern with extremely narrow streets . . . → Read More: Sandwich town centre