Each cluster is based on the ‘Living Streets’ idea where traffic is restricted and priority at all times is for pedestrians. Car parking ratios are to a minimum and located within the landscaped areas to reduce their visual impact. The public spaces are finished to a high quality urban standard and as with the communal gardens and services they are maintained by means of a private management agreement.
Blocks are arranged to ‘gable on’ to eliminate overlooking of private spaces, reducing shadow and decreasing the required separation distances of the Blocks. There are a variety of unit types within each cluster with an emphasis on own door units. A local centre for neighbourhood facilities is provided within the site layout.