The site has areas of abundant beauty: the lake, the open green spaces and the wooded habitats. They lend themselves to a range of activities such as cycling, running, horse riding, rambling, and boating. We have a legacy of sports and community facilities which have been enjoyed by local people over the last few decades. We have re-opened existing facilities and want to develop new ones for new and existing residents.
Development at this scale can provide facilities, spaces and connections to support the creation of a sustainable community. Leisure and recreation underpins our vision of modern living in this location. The development will provide a whole spectrum of opportunities including:
Leisure, community and civic uses
The Parameter Plan and the Development Specification determine the broad location of essential community and civic uses, and sports and leisure facilities necessary to support a vibrant, healthy and sustainable community. The Spatial Principles support the clustering of key local services in a series of new centres, distributed to be readily accessible to all new residents and offering connections to neighbouring communities via key public transport, pedestrian and cycle links, eg:
Retail and other services
These will be located primarily in the defined primary and local centres with the following principles applied: