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DLA floats Welwyn Garden City suburb extension

David Lock Associates has drawn up plans for a new ‘garden suburb’ extending Welwyn Garden City

The studio’s ‘Birchall Garden Suburb’ visioning statement and masterplan was influenced by Ebenezer Howard’s and Louis de Soissons’ original 1920s designs for the city.

The masterplan features a large landscaped area outdoor alongside 2,500 new homes. The scheme includes a park, wildlife corridor and tree-lined streets in a bid to increase biodiversity.

Direct public transport and cycle routes would link the development to the existing Welwyn Garden Suburb district.

Readers' comments (2)

  • Is that really an extended balcony access block of flats in the top left? Surely in WGC of all places we can build streets of houses an not revert to 1950s high rise disaster flats set in unloved green space?

    Make the green space largely private and you don't have to charge a service charge to maintain it (badly, usually)

    If this land is available, why not build to a sensible suburban density with 20% single person/couple accommodation, 20% smaller terraces, 40% semis and smattering of detached, th ebalance for older/disabled people?

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  • I agree. We're meant to be building thousands of homes to meet the demand yet this site will be largely park space. The majority of which will likely go unused.

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