An integral part of our assessment of the existing planning permission was the open space provision for the development. The existing permission provides no publicly accessible open space. We have identified this as a key issue, and an opportunity to ensure that the new proposals provide an open space which is accessible to all members of the community and is supported by multiple entry points.
The new open space will be 20% larger in comparison to the existing permission and be a space for all ages to enjoy. It will provide better access to natural sunlight, and deliver permeable pedestrian routes and connections.
The key design principles, which underpin our approach to landscaping are:
Celebrate industry and create a distinctive place for creators, makers and artists to facilitate the formation of a place for new and existing residents.
Bring ecology and wildlife to the site to create a green oasis.
Enable high quality, healthy living by providing a range of activities, for all ages, to encourage residents and the wider community to enjoy an urban outdoor life.