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

Cornwall Urban Design Group

Urban designers, planners, architects, developers and anyone with an interest in Cornish places are invited to join this new Cornwall Urban Design LinkedIn group for discussion on topical urbanism (and ruralism) issues in Cornwall. Recent topics include trees in new development in the county and the new Aero Hub Enterprise Zone at Newquay.

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Cerne Valley Neighbourhood Plan visioning workshop

I was privileged last week to work with The Prince’s Foundation in assisting the villages of Cerne Valley parish in West Dorset to kick start their Neighbourhood Plan. This commenced with a visioning exercise looking at what their valley should offer over the next generation. The workshops attracted around 15% of the villages as well . . . → Read More: Cerne Valley Neighbourhood Plan visioning workshop

Community led rural masterplanning

I am just embarking on an enabling project for Creating Excellence/CABE on producing a community/ developer masterplanning template in a south west district where there are a number of sites identified in emerging development plan documents for village and town infill and extensions. The interesting aspect of this project is about building urban design understanding . . . → Read More: Community led rural masterplanning