Concept Statement and Plan
In 2004 CDN Planning was instructed by Crest Nicholson to produce a Concept Statement and Plan for the redevelopment of a former school and playing fields for the purposes of residential development.
A ‘planning for real’ exercise was undertaken through community workshops to obtain community aspirations for the site. An initial development scheme was produced in conjunction with discussions and negotiations with the local planning authority. A Concept Statement defined the site design and land use distribution along with a Concept Plan defining a strategic layout for the site, including community uses.
CDN Planning provided clear indication and sense of ownership of the redevelopment of the site for all parties – developer, local authority and community.