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


Quintessential rural small townscape. The deflected vista, as described by Gordon Cullen, shown to work so well here.

Thaxted, Essex