These facilities will be co-located to create a new community heart which provides a sense of community to encourage social interaction and ensure residents are fully integrated.
The local centre will be the most active and prominent part of the site framed by the primary school, shops and community buildings to create a strong sense of place. The local centre is within walking distance of all new homes. A Pedestrian and cycle network radiates out from this location to access the development to encourage residents to use alternative modes of travel and discourage the use of cars. Parking within the local centre will be dispersed and used at different times of the day enabling them to be shared. The design of the public realm will ensure a high-quality pedestrian environment, providing a multi-functional space for meeting and socialising that is not dominated by vehicles.