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Oakgrove Phase 2

Milton Keynes

Crest Nicholson

112 new homes

Gardner Stewart Architects

Available to move 2016

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Oakgrove Phase 2 has 112 homes, a new neighbourhood centre, and associated play and open spaces. It is part of a 1,105 home development with a new primary school to the east of Central Milton Keynes. 

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Opportunities: Conservation Areas, Reserved School sites, Development restrictions

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

Opportunities: Conservation Areas, Reserved School sites, Development restrictions

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into the neighbourhood

Ordinance Survey Map

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Ordinance Survey Map

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into the neighbourhood

Oakgrove is bounded by the V10 and H7 roads and connected through existing underpasses and a new primary road to the northeast of Phase 2.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

Oakgrove is bounded by the V10 and H7 roads and connected through existing underpasses and a new primary road to the northeast of Phase 2.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Masterplan: Phase 2 is well-connected to schools, wildlife areas, motorways and the rest of the Oakgrove development.

Oakgrove Phase 2 is accessed via Chaffron Way (H7) from the south, forming a connection to the existing grid road. This phase is also linked to the new Local centre and Waitrose via Babbage Gate. ‘School Avenue’ links back to the main Oakgrove spine road – and bus route – giving access to Phase I, the Local Centre and Chaffron Way to the East. The proposed redway in Phase 2 links to the existing cycle network via the subway to the south giving access to Monkston and the wider Milton Keynes network. Pedestrians can easily walk through the development and a new path is proposed to link to the existing footpath along the Ouzel valley. There is a leisure route and bridleway running east-west along the Wildlife Corridor.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Masterplan: Phase 2 is well-connected to schools, wildlife areas, motorways and the rest of the Oakgrove development.

Oakgrove Phase 2 is accessed via Chaffron Way (H7) from the south, forming a connection to the existing grid road. This phase is also linked to the new Local centre and Waitrose via Babbage Gate. ‘School Avenue’ links back to the main Oakgrove spine road – and bus route – giving access to Phase I, the Local Centre and Chaffron Way to the East. The proposed redway in Phase 2 links to the existing cycle network via the subway to the south giving access to Monkston and the wider Milton Keynes network. Pedestrians can easily walk through the development and a new path is proposed to link to the existing footpath along the Ouzel valley. There is a leisure route and bridleway running east-west along the Wildlife Corridor.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Pedestrian and vehicular underpasses connect to the surrounding communities, separated by the raised V10 and H7 road embankments.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Pedestrian and vehicular underpasses connect to the surrounding communities, separated by the raised V10 and H7 road embankments.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

The school site and neighbourhood centre have been carefully integrated.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

The school site and neighbourhood centre have been carefully integrated.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Pedestrian friendly routes connect to play areas and other facilities within the development.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Pedestrian friendly routes connect to play areas and other facilities within the development.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Road hierarchy indicating main road between Phase 1 and Phase 2.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Road hierarchy indicating main road between Phase 1 and Phase 2.

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into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Massing plan - taller gateway buildings mark the site entrances.

Integrating
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1. Connections

Massing plan - taller gateway buildings mark the site entrances.

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into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Visualization of the gateway apartment building.

Integrating
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1. Connections

Visualization of the gateway apartment building.

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into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Visualisation along the leafy secondary streets.

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into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Visualisation along the leafy secondary streets.

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2. Facilities and services

The school site entrance is between 50m and 400m away from Phase 2 houses.

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2. Facilities and services

The school site entrance is between 50m and 400m away from Phase 2 houses.

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2. Facilities and services

Oakgrove Phase I contains a food store – Waitrose, with a café, bank and other shops, and play areas.

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2. Facilities and services

Oakgrove Phase I contains a food store – Waitrose, with a café, bank and other shops, and play areas.

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2. Facilities and services

Nearby shopping centre and Costa Coffee shop

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2. Facilities and services

Nearby shopping centre and Costa Coffee shop

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2. Facilities and services

Phase 2 is immediately adjacent to a Wildlife Corridor and the Ouzel Park. When complete the development will contain three play areas, the largest of which – the neighbourhood play area – is within Phase 2.

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2. Facilities and services

Phase 2 is immediately adjacent to a Wildlife Corridor and the Ouzel Park. When complete the development will contain three play areas, the largest of which – the neighbourhood play area – is within Phase 2.

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2. Facilities and services

Bus Routes Diagram.

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2. Facilities and services

Bus Routes Diagram.

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2. Facilities and services

Walking connections to open spaces and play areas.

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2. Facilities and services

Walking connections to open spaces and play areas.

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2. Facilities and services

Buses go to Central Milton Keynes and the railway station and to Kingston District Centre and Woburn Sands in the south-east.

A bus service currently operates along the V10 grid road, providing a direct connection to Central Milton Keynes and the railway station, and to Kingston District Centre and Woburn Sands in the south east.

New bus stops and connecting footpaths will also be provided on the V10, so all homes on Phase 2 are within a 400m walk of a bus stop. The primary road through the development has been designed to accommodate a new bus route. Bus stops will be provided as part of the Phase 1 development, close to the Neighbourhood Centre and the proposed school site. It is expected that the bus route will be operational from the 650th occupation.

Integrating
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2. Facilities and services

Buses go to Central Milton Keynes and the railway station and to Kingston District Centre and Woburn Sands in the south-east.

A bus service currently operates along the V10 grid road, providing a direct connection to Central Milton Keynes and the railway station, and to Kingston District Centre and Woburn Sands in the south east.

New bus stops and connecting footpaths will also be provided on the V10, so all homes on Phase 2 are within a 400m walk of a bus stop. The primary road through the development has been designed to accommodate a new bus route. Bus stops will be provided as part of the Phase 1 development, close to the Neighbourhood Centre and the proposed school site. It is expected that the bus route will be operational from the 650th occupation.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

2. Facilities and services

Bus stops will be provided as part of the Phase 1 development, close to the Neighbourhood Centre, and the proposed school site.

A bus service currently operates along the V10 grid road, providing a direct connection to Central Milton Keynes and the railway station, and to Kingston District Centre and Woburn Sands in the south east.

New bus stops and connecting footpaths will also be provided on the V10, so all homes on Phase 2 are within a 400m walk of a bus stop. The primary road through the development has been designed to accommodate a new bus route. Bus stops will be provided as part of the Phase 1 development, close to the Neighbourhood Centre and the proposed school site. It is expected that the bus route will be operational from the 650th occupation.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

2. Facilities and services

Bus stops will be provided as part of the Phase 1 development, close to the Neighbourhood Centre, and the proposed school site.

A bus service currently operates along the V10 grid road, providing a direct connection to Central Milton Keynes and the railway station, and to Kingston District Centre and Woburn Sands in the south east.

New bus stops and connecting footpaths will also be provided on the V10, so all homes on Phase 2 are within a 400m walk of a bus stop. The primary road through the development has been designed to accommodate a new bus route. Bus stops will be provided as part of the Phase 1 development, close to the Neighbourhood Centre and the proposed school site. It is expected that the bus route will be operational from the 650th occupation.

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3. Public transport

All homes on Phase 2 are within a 400m walk of a bus stop and connecting footpaths will also be provided.

All homes on Phase 2 are within a 400m walk of a bus stop and connecting footpaths will also be provided.

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3. Public transport

All homes on Phase 2 are within a 400m walk of a bus stop and connecting footpaths will also be provided.

All homes on Phase 2 are within a 400m walk of a bus stop and connecting footpaths will also be provided.

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3. Public transport

Internal Access

All homes on Phase 2 are within a 400m walk of a bus stop and connecting footpaths will also be provided.

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3. Public transport

Internal Access

All homes on Phase 2 are within a 400m walk of a bus stop and connecting footpaths will also be provided.

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3. Public transport

In this motorway dominated area around Milton Keynes, bus cycle and pedestrian routes are the development's main contribution to promoting green travel.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

3. Public transport

In this motorway dominated area around Milton Keynes, bus cycle and pedestrian routes are the development's main contribution to promoting green travel.

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4. Meeting local housing requirements

Plan indicating affordable housing.

Affordable housing will be tenure-blind and pepper-potted, with 25% social rented and 5% shared ownership as per local authority recommendation.

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4. Meeting local housing requirements

Plan indicating affordable housing.

Affordable housing will be tenure-blind and pepper-potted, with 25% social rented and 5% shared ownership as per local authority recommendation.

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into the neighbourhood

4. Meeting local housing requirements

Plan indicating unit sizes.

Affordable housing will be tenure-blind and pepper-potted, with 25% social rented and 5% shared ownership as per local authority recommendation.

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into the neighbourhood

4. Meeting local housing requirements

Plan indicating unit sizes.

Affordable housing will be tenure-blind and pepper-potted, with 25% social rented and 5% shared ownership as per local authority recommendation.

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5. Character

Main roads feature trees, lawns and taller brick façades with vertical detailing and semi-enclosed balconies.

Architectural character areas have been designed to create a rich and varied townscape whilst maintaining coherence across the site through the use of consistent architectural details and a limited palette of materials.

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5. Character

Main roads feature trees, lawns and taller brick façades with vertical detailing and semi-enclosed balconies.

Architectural character areas have been designed to create a rich and varied townscape whilst maintaining coherence across the site through the use of consistent architectural details and a limited palette of materials.

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5. Character

Lanes and landscaped courtyards feature varied materiality, 2-3 storey scale and shared surfaces with pedestrian priority.

Architectural character areas have been designed to create a rich and varied townscape whilst maintaining coherence across the site through the use of consistent architectural details and a limited palette of materials.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Lanes and landscaped courtyards feature varied materiality, 2-3 storey scale and shared surfaces with pedestrian priority.

Architectural character areas have been designed to create a rich and varied townscape whilst maintaining coherence across the site through the use of consistent architectural details and a limited palette of materials.

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5. Character

The Wildlife Corridor features lively frontages and roofscapes with picture windows, terraces and shrub planting.

Architectural character areas have been designed to create a rich and varied townscape whilst maintaining coherence across the site through the use of consistent architectural details and a limited palette of materials.

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5. Character

The Wildlife Corridor features lively frontages and roofscapes with picture windows, terraces and shrub planting.

Architectural character areas have been designed to create a rich and varied townscape whilst maintaining coherence across the site through the use of consistent architectural details and a limited palette of materials.

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5. Character

Near the Ouzel Valley slope, family homes have soft green boundaries providing views and security.

Architectural character areas have been designed to create a rich and varied townscape whilst maintaining coherence across the site through the use of consistent architectural details and a limited palette of materials.

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5. Character

Near the Ouzel Valley slope, family homes have soft green boundaries providing views and security.

Architectural character areas have been designed to create a rich and varied townscape whilst maintaining coherence across the site through the use of consistent architectural details and a limited palette of materials.

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5. Character

Phase 2 is the lower density part of the development, as it is adjacent to the Leafy Ouzel valley.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Phase 2 is the lower density part of the development, as it is adjacent to the Leafy Ouzel valley.

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5. Character

Contemporary developments must respond to Milton Keynes's urban character – grid planned, automobile dominated, and difficult to define.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Contemporary developments must respond to Milton Keynes's urban character – grid planned, automobile dominated, and difficult to define.

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5. Character

Oakgrove's bespoke buildings respond to the site topograpy and surroundings.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Oakgrove's bespoke buildings respond to the site topograpy and surroundings.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Despite using varied materials and building types, coherence is maintained across the site through consistent architectural details.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Despite using varied materials and building types, coherence is maintained across the site through consistent architectural details.

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5. Character

Brick facades with elements of timber and render, and generous glazing and balconies.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Brick facades with elements of timber and render, and generous glazing and balconies.

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5. Character

Varying material palettes with feature windows and roofscapes create local intimacy.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Varying material palettes with feature windows and roofscapes create local intimacy.

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5. Character

Landscape informs the selection of materials and character palettes.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Landscape informs the selection of materials and character palettes.

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5. Character

Landscaping reduces the impact of raised motorways and creates a soft green edge to the Ouzel valley.

A wide Wildlife Corridor between the Ouzel Valley and the V10 motorway protects natural habitats and provides sustainable drainage. A separate green playspace is proposed to the south. Most roads within the development are lined with new trees, and home entrances with shrubs, to extend this green feel.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Landscaping reduces the impact of raised motorways and creates a soft green edge to the Ouzel valley.

A wide Wildlife Corridor between the Ouzel Valley and the V10 motorway protects natural habitats and provides sustainable drainage. A separate green playspace is proposed to the south. Most roads within the development are lined with new trees, and home entrances with shrubs, to extend this green feel.

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5. Character

Green radials along roads soften the development's impact with shrubs and trees.

A wide Wildlife Corridor between the Ouzel Valley and the V10 motorway protects natural habitats and provides sustainable drainage. A separate green playspace is proposed to the south. Most roads within the development are lined with new trees, and home entrances with shrubs, to extend this green feel.

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5. Character

Green radials along roads soften the development's impact with shrubs and trees.

A wide Wildlife Corridor between the Ouzel Valley and the V10 motorway protects natural habitats and provides sustainable drainage. A separate green playspace is proposed to the south. Most roads within the development are lined with new trees, and home entrances with shrubs, to extend this green feel.

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5. Character

Section through the Ouzel Island edge – the new homes have views across the park, whilst retaining security and privacy to the rear gardens.

A wide Wildlife Corridor between the Ouzel Valley and the V10 motorway protects natural habitats and provides sustainable drainage. A separate green playspace is proposed to the south. Most roads within the development are lined with new trees, and home entrances with shrubs, to extend this green feel.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Section through the Ouzel Island edge – the new homes have views across the park, whilst retaining security and privacy to the rear gardens.

A wide Wildlife Corridor between the Ouzel Valley and the V10 motorway protects natural habitats and provides sustainable drainage. A separate green playspace is proposed to the south. Most roads within the development are lined with new trees, and home entrances with shrubs, to extend this green feel.

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5. Character

Section showing the relationship of Ouzel Island houses to the Ouzel Valley Edge.

A wide Wildlife Corridor between the Ouzel Valley and the V10 motorway protects natural habitats and provides sustainable drainage. A separate green playspace is proposed to the south. Most roads within the development are lined with new trees, and home entrances with shrubs, to extend this green feel.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Section showing the relationship of Ouzel Island houses to the Ouzel Valley Edge.

A wide Wildlife Corridor between the Ouzel Valley and the V10 motorway protects natural habitats and provides sustainable drainage. A separate green playspace is proposed to the south. Most roads within the development are lined with new trees, and home entrances with shrubs, to extend this green feel.

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5. Character

Landscaping helps bridge level changes between the Ouzel valley and raised Grid Roads, producing shared spaces with residential character.

Hardscaping is designed to complement the wildlife corridor while responding to the site's urban characteristics and need for family-friendly lanes and courts.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Landscaping helps bridge level changes between the Ouzel valley and raised Grid Roads, producing shared spaces with residential character.

Hardscaping is designed to complement the wildlife corridor while responding to the site's urban characteristics and need for family-friendly lanes and courts.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Green radials along roads soften the development's impact with shrubs and trees.

Hardscaping is designed to complement the wildlife corridor while responding to the site's urban characteristics and need for family-friendly lanes and courts.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Green radials along roads soften the development's impact with shrubs and trees.

Hardscaping is designed to complement the wildlife corridor while responding to the site's urban characteristics and need for family-friendly lanes and courts.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Embanked areas protect natural landscapes while providing views and privacy in rear gardens.

Hardscaping is designed to complement the wildlife corridor while responding to the site's urban characteristics and need for family-friendly lanes and courts.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Embanked areas protect natural landscapes while providing views and privacy in rear gardens.

Hardscaping is designed to complement the wildlife corridor while responding to the site's urban characteristics and need for family-friendly lanes and courts.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Embanked areas protect natural landscapes while providing views and privacy in rear gardens.

Hardscaping is designed to complement the wildlife corridor while responding to the site's urban characteristics and need for family-friendly lanes and courts.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Embanked areas protect natural landscapes while providing views and privacy in rear gardens.

Hardscaping is designed to complement the wildlife corridor while responding to the site's urban characteristics and need for family-friendly lanes and courts.

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6. Working with the site and context

Exploiting the gradient, gardens overlooking the Ouzel valley have ‘infinity views' due to low post and rail fences and deterrent planting.

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

Exploiting the gradient, gardens overlooking the Ouzel valley have ‘infinity views' due to low post and rail fences and deterrent planting.

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

Exploiting the gradient, gardens overlooking the Ouzel valley have ‘infinity views' due to low post and rail fences and deterrent planting.

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

Exploiting the gradient, gardens overlooking the Ouzel valley have ‘infinity views' due to low post and rail fences and deterrent planting.

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6. Working with the site and context

Varied streetscapes and elevations create interest.

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

Varied streetscapes and elevations create interest.

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6. Working with the site and context

Ordinance Map

Within Phase 2 there are no existing buildings or historic features on the site. The design is responsive to the impact of adjoining motorways.

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6. Working with the site and context

Ordinance Map

Within Phase 2 there are no existing buildings or historic features on the site. The design is responsive to the impact of adjoining motorways.

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6. Working with the site and context

Existing watercourses, valleys and vegetation influenced the development's layout.

The topography of the site adjacent to the Ouzel valley – emphasized by the site's drainage requirements – encouraged a bespoke design response: Introducing dwellings that have their principle rooms overlooking rear gardens and out towards the Ouzel park. A new wildlife corridor will be created which allows for the protection of great crested newts and accommodates a sustainable urban drainage system, which enables a range of habitats to be created. Native plants will be selected where possible to encourage increased biodiversity.

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

Existing watercourses, valleys and vegetation influenced the development's layout.

The topography of the site adjacent to the Ouzel valley – emphasized by the site's drainage requirements – encouraged a bespoke design response: Introducing dwellings that have their principle rooms overlooking rear gardens and out towards the Ouzel park. A new wildlife corridor will be created which allows for the protection of great crested newts and accommodates a sustainable urban drainage system, which enables a range of habitats to be created. Native plants will be selected where possible to encourage increased biodiversity.

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

New gardens open on to the existing Ouzel valley vegetation.

The topography of the site adjacent to the Ouzel valley – emphasized by the site's drainage requirements – encouraged a bespoke design response: Introducing dwellings that have their principle rooms overlooking rear gardens and out towards the Ouzel park. A new wildlife corridor will be created which allows for the protection of great crested newts and accommodates a sustainable urban drainage system, which enables a range of habitats to be created. Native plants will be selected where possible to encourage increased biodiversity.

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

New gardens open on to the existing Ouzel valley vegetation.

The topography of the site adjacent to the Ouzel valley – emphasized by the site's drainage requirements – encouraged a bespoke design response: Introducing dwellings that have their principle rooms overlooking rear gardens and out towards the Ouzel park. A new wildlife corridor will be created which allows for the protection of great crested newts and accommodates a sustainable urban drainage system, which enables a range of habitats to be created. Native plants will be selected where possible to encourage increased biodiversity.

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Plan illustrating homes and character areas in relation to the road network.

Creating a Place

7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Plan illustrating homes and character areas in relation to the road network.

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Massing plan

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Massing plan

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Homes, the road network and open spaces define a clear block structure with active frontages.

Creating a Place

7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Homes, the road network and open spaces define a clear block structure with active frontages.

Creating a Place

7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Homes, the road network and open spaces define a clear block structure.

Creating a Place

7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Homes, the road network and open spaces define a clear block structure.

Creating a Place

7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Homes, the road network and open spaces define a clear block structure with active frontages.

Creating a Place

7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Homes, the road network and open spaces define a clear block structure with active frontages.

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Corners

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Corners

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8. Easy to find your way around

Each of the varied character areas forms a recognisable zone, which can aid in orientation.

Legibility and wayfinding ease are maintained through careful resolution of the block structure and elevations, based on a clear network of access routes, division into distinct character areas, and sensitivity towards the site's gradient and boundaries.

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8. Easy to find your way around

Each of the varied character areas forms a recognisable zone, which can aid in orientation.

Legibility and wayfinding ease are maintained through careful resolution of the block structure and elevations, based on a clear network of access routes, division into distinct character areas, and sensitivity towards the site's gradient and boundaries.

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8. Easy to find your way around

A well-defined access hierarchy integrates the development.

Legibility and wayfinding ease are maintained through careful resolution of the block structure and elevations, based on a clear network of access routes, division into distinct character areas, and sensitivity towards the site's gradient and boundaries.

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8. Easy to find your way around

A well-defined access hierarchy integrates the development.

Legibility and wayfinding ease are maintained through careful resolution of the block structure and elevations, based on a clear network of access routes, division into distinct character areas, and sensitivity towards the site's gradient and boundaries.

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8. Easy to find your way around

Massing reinforces legibility as higher densities sit along the main roads and branch into quiet homezones.

Legibility and wayfinding ease are maintained through careful resolution of the block structure and elevations, based on a clear network of access routes, division into distinct character areas, and sensitivity towards the site's gradient and boundaries.

Creating a Place

8. Easy to find your way around

Massing reinforces legibility as higher densities sit along the main roads and branch into quiet homezones.

Legibility and wayfinding ease are maintained through careful resolution of the block structure and elevations, based on a clear network of access routes, division into distinct character areas, and sensitivity towards the site's gradient and boundaries.

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8. Easy to find your way around

Varied elevations with focal buildings, open spaces, and architectural features like window and roof forms also help orient oneself.

Legibility and wayfinding ease are maintained through careful resolution of the block structure and elevations, based on a clear network of access routes, division into distinct character areas, and sensitivity towards the site's gradient and boundaries.

Creating a Place

8. Easy to find your way around

Varied elevations with focal buildings, open spaces, and architectural features like window and roof forms also help orient oneself.

Legibility and wayfinding ease are maintained through careful resolution of the block structure and elevations, based on a clear network of access routes, division into distinct character areas, and sensitivity towards the site's gradient and boundaries.

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8. Easy to find your way around

The school site, wildlife corridor and neighbourhood centre with shops will be key landmarks.

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8. Easy to find your way around

The school site, wildlife corridor and neighbourhood centre with shops will be key landmarks.

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8. Easy to find your way around

The Entrance Gateway to Phase 2 is formed using three radial apartment blocks and an open space.

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8. Easy to find your way around

The Entrance Gateway to Phase 2 is formed using three radial apartment blocks and an open space.

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8. Easy to find your way around

The Ouzel valley also forms a landmark with distinct land gradient and design.

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8. Easy to find your way around

The Ouzel valley also forms a landmark with distinct land gradient and design.

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9. Streets for all

Roads are deliberately kept narrow and winding, with well-enclosing buildings and pinch points.

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9. Streets for all

Roads are deliberately kept narrow and winding, with well-enclosing buildings and pinch points.

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9. Streets for all

An example of the pedestrian-priority shared surface lanes and courts from Phase 1 of Oakgrove.

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9. Streets for all

An example of the pedestrian-priority shared surface lanes and courts from Phase 1 of Oakgrove.

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9. Streets for all

On-street unallocated visitor parking also deters speeding.

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9. Streets for all

On-street unallocated visitor parking also deters speeding.

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9. Streets for all

Parkside lanes and Redway cycle path also encourage safer neigbourhood speeds.

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9. Streets for all

Parkside lanes and Redway cycle path also encourage safer neigbourhood speeds.

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9. Streets for all

An example of the pedestrian-priority shared surface lanes and courts from Phase 1 of Oakgrove.

Shared surface spaces are used in the tertiary streets and along the park edges to create a pedestrian priority environment.

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9. Streets for all

An example of the pedestrian-priority shared surface lanes and courts from Phase 1 of Oakgrove.

Shared surface spaces are used in the tertiary streets and along the park edges to create a pedestrian priority environment.

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9. Streets for all

An example of the pedestrian-priority shared surface lanes and courts from Phase 1 of Oakgrove.

Shared surface spaces are used in the tertiary streets and along the park edges to create a pedestrian priority environment.

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9. Streets for all

An example of the pedestrian-priority shared surface lanes and courts from Phase 1 of Oakgrove.

Shared surface spaces are used in the tertiary streets and along the park edges to create a pedestrian priority environment.

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9. Streets for all

Streets and open spaces are well-overlooked, avoiding blank facades.

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9. Streets for all

Streets and open spaces are well-overlooked, avoiding blank facades.

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9. Streets for all

Streets and open spaces are well-overlooked, avoiding blank facades.

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9. Streets for all

Streets and open spaces are well-overlooked, avoiding blank facades.

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9. Streets for all

Streets and open spaces are well-overlooked, avoiding blank facades.

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9. Streets for all

Streets and open spaces are well-overlooked, avoiding blank facades.

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9. Streets for all

Streets and open spaces are well-overlooked, avoiding blank facades.

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9. Streets for all

Streets and open spaces are well-overlooked, avoiding blank facades.

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9. Streets for all

Parking strategy for houses, apartments and visitors.

Car parking is discreet and carefully integrated into the development using a variety of approaches including landscaped front courtyards, covered carports or drive-throughs, garages and driveways. Where garages are provided they are discreetly located, set back from the public realm.

Parking for the houses is provided at 200%, all in accordance with Milton Keynes guidance. There are no rear parking courtyards and visitor’s parking is provided on street in clearly defined bays.

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9. Streets for all

Parking strategy for houses, apartments and visitors.

Car parking is discreet and carefully integrated into the development using a variety of approaches including landscaped front courtyards, covered carports or drive-throughs, garages and driveways. Where garages are provided they are discreetly located, set back from the public realm.

Parking for the houses is provided at 200%, all in accordance with Milton Keynes guidance. There are no rear parking courtyards and visitor’s parking is provided on street in clearly defined bays.

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10. Car parking

Photo from Phase 1 showing example of on plot parking within ‘drive-through’ carports.

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10. Car parking

Photo from Phase 1 showing example of on plot parking within ‘drive-through’ carports.

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10. Car parking

Photo from Phase 1 showing visitor parking.

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10. Car parking

Photo from Phase 1 showing visitor parking.

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10. Car parking

Garages are discreetly located, set back from the public realm.

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10. Car parking

Garages are discreetly located, set back from the public realm.

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11. Public and private spaces

Plan indicating the proximity to open space.

Many of the dwellings have an outlook directly onto a landscaped area and all units on Phase 2 are within a 2 minute walk of open space. They are designed to be easily accessible, attractive spaces with defined uses including incidental play and recreation. Public spaces and pedestrian routes will be overlooked by buildings which will address the public realm with active frontages. Where gable walls are required they have windows overlooking the street. All areas of public open space will be adopted by either the Milton Keynes Highways or the Parks Trust. A Landscape Management and Maintenance Plan has been submitted for these areas.

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11. Public and private spaces

Plan indicating the proximity to open space.

Many of the dwellings have an outlook directly onto a landscaped area and all units on Phase 2 are within a 2 minute walk of open space. They are designed to be easily accessible, attractive spaces with defined uses including incidental play and recreation. Public spaces and pedestrian routes will be overlooked by buildings which will address the public realm with active frontages. Where gable walls are required they have windows overlooking the street. All areas of public open space will be adopted by either the Milton Keynes Highways or the Parks Trust. A Landscape Management and Maintenance Plan has been submitted for these areas.

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11. Public and private spaces

Public spaces are well overlooked – Ouzel Drive Front Elevation.

Many of the dwellings have an outlook directly onto a landscaped area and all units on Phase 2 are within a 2 minute walk of open space. They are designed to be easily accessible, attractive spaces with defined uses including incidental play and recreation. Public spaces and pedestrian routes will be overlooked by buildings which will address the public realm with active frontages. Where gable walls are required they have windows overlooking the street. All areas of public open space will be adopted by either the Milton Keynes Highways or the Parks Trust. A Landscape Management and Maintenance Plan has been submitted for these areas.

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11. Public and private spaces

Public spaces are well overlooked – Ouzel Drive Front Elevation.

Many of the dwellings have an outlook directly onto a landscaped area and all units on Phase 2 are within a 2 minute walk of open space. They are designed to be easily accessible, attractive spaces with defined uses including incidental play and recreation. Public spaces and pedestrian routes will be overlooked by buildings which will address the public realm with active frontages. Where gable walls are required they have windows overlooking the street. All areas of public open space will be adopted by either the Milton Keynes Highways or the Parks Trust. A Landscape Management and Maintenance Plan has been submitted for these areas.

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11. Public and private spaces

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11. Public and private spaces

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11. Public and private spaces

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11. Public and private spaces

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11. Public and private spaces

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11. Public and private spaces

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11. Public and private spaces

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11. Public and private spaces

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12. External storage and amenity space

Bin storage is easily accessible for residents and refuse collectors.

Milton Keynes Council has a policy of collecting residual domestic waste once a week, and for collecting recyclable waste once a fortnight. Provision for separation of recyclable materials provided in kitchens. Refuse stores are provided in discreet locations away from the public realm. Access is provided from stores in individual gardens or communal car parks to collection points without going through the house.

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12. External storage and amenity space

Bin storage is easily accessible for residents and refuse collectors.

Milton Keynes Council has a policy of collecting residual domestic waste once a week, and for collecting recyclable waste once a fortnight. Provision for separation of recyclable materials provided in kitchens. Refuse stores are provided in discreet locations away from the public realm. Access is provided from stores in individual gardens or communal car parks to collection points without going through the house.

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12. External storage and amenity space

Houses have side access or access through a 3.5m wide carport to bin stores at the rear.

Milton Keynes Council has a policy of collecting residual domestic waste once a week, and for collecting recyclable waste once a fortnight. Provision for separation of recyclable materials provided in kitchens. Refuse stores are provided in discreet locations away from the public realm. Access is provided from stores in individual gardens or communal car parks to collection points without going through the house.

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12. External storage and amenity space

Houses have side access or access through a 3.5m wide carport to bin stores at the rear.

Milton Keynes Council has a policy of collecting residual domestic waste once a week, and for collecting recyclable waste once a fortnight. Provision for separation of recyclable materials provided in kitchens. Refuse stores are provided in discreet locations away from the public realm. Access is provided from stores in individual gardens or communal car parks to collection points without going through the house.

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12. External storage and amenity space

Garage stores

Bike stores will be provided in lockable stores as part of the Code for Sustainable Homes strategy.

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12. External storage and amenity space

Garage stores

Bike stores will be provided in lockable stores as part of the Code for Sustainable Homes strategy.

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