PRINCIPLES & CURRENT WORK
WE HAVE FORMULATED THE FOLLOWING PRINCIPLES TO SIT ALONGSIDE WYCOMBE DISTRICT COUNCIL’S DEVELOPMENT BRIEF AND HELP GUIDE THE DESIGN TEAM IN ITS WORK ON THE PLAN FOR VALLEY.
Our professional team is currently undertaking a series of studies to assemble a sound evidence base in regard to ecology, landscape, site conditions and gradients, drainage, the history of the area, street and green connections of various kinds, highways and traffic, traditional layouts and designs. We are also looking for precedents - examples of high quality homes and landscapes relevant to the character and qualities of the Gomm Valley.
A rich mix of tenures, price points, typologies and designs to welcome households of all kinds: a place to start out in life and a place to stay...
STREETS, ACCESSIBILITY AND MOVEMENT
Where the streets are full of life, safe to play in and cross even as they support the movement of pedestrians, bicycles and e-bikes, electric cars and small buses: a place designed for the 21st century with affordable means of movement for and accessible to all.
A BETTER EVERYDAY LIFE
Child-friendly streets , a buzzing community with a village ethos, good homes, clean air, greenery everywhere, excellent local services; a healthy and sustainable way of life is inspired and enabled.
To ensure the new place is well connected and integrated with the town, with its surrounding landscape and green infrastructure, and maintains beautiful views both near and far.
A compelling community focus with primary school, a public square, local shops, cafes, play areas and gardens opening out on to a wonderful new, ecologically rich park.
ELEGANCE AND WIT
Where the urbanism and architecture is bespoke – precisely for this place - with familiar and legible street and block patterns, and a coherent and elegant identity achieved via resonant typologies, materials and textures; enough variety to appeal to people of different tastes without losing its unique sense of place.
PRODUCTIVE LANDSCAPE AND ABUNDANT GREEN
A bespoke new place that is in harmony with its valley setting, is profoundly green and ecologically rich and productive.
ENGAGEMENT AND COLLABORATION
To invite participation in the planning and design of Gomm Valley, working from the foundations established in previous consultations and the lPA development brief; ultimately this is to manifest in working with future customers to design homes and environments they want within the place vision and principles.
Where the buildings have a natural feel and nest into the valley, surrounded by greenery.
To ensure that the delivery model, process and investment are closely tuned to the vision, plan and designs and that we work in partnership with a range of excellent people and organisations in practical delivery.