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Wiltshire, UK, Mactaggart and Mickel

OPEN was appointed to lead the masterplanning process on this attractive and sensitive site located upon the edge of the town of Devizes and to produce a Design and Access Statement for submission as part of an Outline Planning Application. The site lies on the existing urban limit and adjoins the Kennet and Avon Canal as well as the North Wessex Downs AONB and, with good design, offers the potential to create an attractive, distinctive and sustainable development that is well-integrated with the existing community and town.

OPEN developed a framework for up to 350 residential dwellings and a local centre containing up to 700sqm of retail uses. The edge of development features a carefully designed transition to ensure a more successful urban to rural interface is delivered than previously exists, adjacent to the AONB.

The Design and Access Statement sets out the design principles and parameters that will deliver a development that meets the aspirations for high quality. It also set out extensive information on the proposed character of the development to help illustrate the potential.