Growing Villages

How should village growth be shaped in rural areas?

This Practice Note discusses best practice for rural design. Drawing on research carried out as part of a year-long placement in South Cambridgeshire District Council (April 2018 - 2019) by Hana Loftus, it shows how co-creating simple design principles together with local, rural communities can help justify and shape village growth.

Recommendations include clear steps that both planners and developers can take to raise the quality of new development in rural areas and support inclusive, sustainable growth. The Practice Note can be viewed alongside the Village Design Guide Supplementary Planning Documents produced through Hana Loftus’ placement in South Cambridgeshire.

Tags: #RuralDevelopment, #VillageDesignGuides, #CommunityEngagement