We are part of a team of consultants advising a local landowner as he promotes his land holdings to the north of Thetford through the Local Development Framework process.
As part of this work, Alan Baxter has produced an Initial Visioning Study to demonstrate the potential benefits for Thetford of development to the north of the town. Key to our approach has been understanding the historic development of Thetford and, in particular, how the pattern of development during the 20th century as a London overspill town has led to a fragmented urban form. The Initial Visioning Study sets out a range of ideas to re-integrate local communities with a northern development area through the provision of a new, high quality public transport loop and a network of green infrastructure to promote walking and cycling. We have put together a sustainability framework to ensure that this issue remains high on the agenda in the eventual production of a masterplan framework.