Thornhills Garden Suburb Masterplanning – Brighouse, West Yorkshire
Evans Property Group and England Homes
Brighouse, West Yorkshire
Bowman Riley developed the masterplan for Thornhills Garden Suburb, a sustainable urban development of circa 2000 new homes in and around the town of Brighouse in Calderdale.
Calderdale needs 16,871 additional dwellings over the period of 2017-2032 to meet the anticipated shortage of homes in the area. The Council has assessed the availability of sites to accommodate this level of growth and concluded that there are insufficient to meet these needs within the existing settlement. The Thornhills site has been put forward for release from the Green Belt to be allocated for residential-led development.
Working alongside planning consultants Quod, we have prepared a masterplan to extend the settlement of Brighouse to make a significant contribution towards the housing needs.
Based on Garden Suburb principles, the site will deliver a high-quality development that is well connected to its surroundings and has a unique sense of place and community.
The houses will be in keeping with local vernacular using local and natural materials interspersed with plenty of natural planting. Key areas of green space and woodland have been retained as well as the creation of a more robust wildlife corridor through the site.
In addition to the new residences, new primary and secondary schools and a new community hub have been proposed to create a sustainable neighbourhood.
Thornhills Garden Suburb will provide much-needed homes, contributing greatly to the local plan as well as creating a new defensible boundary to the green belt.
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