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Masterplanning and landscaping

KEY POINTS: x A masterplan will describe a vision for the development of a

large site in words and drawings x A masterplan can be defined as a type of planning brief outlining

the preferred usage of land and the overall approach to layout, with detailed guidance for subsequent planning applications

x A well-conceived masterplan will include proposals drawn in three dimensions, taking into consideration massing and scale and the location and role of open space

x A masterplan will contain a strategic framework – a statement of aims for physical regeneration over a large area of land extending beyond the spatial masterplan

Contents 1 Introduction 2 Philosophy 3 Site analysis 4 Methodology 5 The strategic framework 6 The spatial masterplan 7 Implementation plan 8 Digital masterplanning 9 Coherence, variety and uniformity

10 Urban design analysis 11 Infrastructure and connectivity 12 The anatomy of the site: highways, servicing and car parking 13 Site planning and landscape design 14 Open space 15 The geometry of site planning 16 Plot testing 17 The built heritage 18 The importance of detail: delivering design quality 19 Some alarm bells 20 Conclusions: evaluating a masterplan design 21 Masterplanning for healthy communities 22 References 23 Appendix: Key documents and case studies

1 INTRODUCTION A masterplan will describe a vision for the development of a large site in words and drawings whether for mixed-use, commercial,

educational, industrial, cultural, and residential or landscape, and will be a blueprint for place-making.