"DESIGN IS A MATERIAL CONSIDERATION" Designing Places, 2001
ISBN 978 0 7559 8204 2
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Conservation Area of Tomorrow
Creating the masterplan
Stage 1 site appraisal
Stage 2 analysis
Stage 3 developing the design
Stage 4 testing the design
From joint submission to consent
Four ways to look at the design:
i. Get a feel for the place
ii. From historic Eaglesham to New Polnoon
iii. Before and after
iv. Six qualities of a successful place
Home truths: how easy was this to do?
Time line: how long did it all take?
Bottom line: how much did it cost?
Team perspective: how was it for you?
Recommendations: the way forward
Conclusion and final words
This document explains how the Polnoon masterplan was created from an initial idea to the final design. It also provides some lessons learnt during the process. The format has been set out in six parts and has been written as an easy read. It should appeal to everyone, whether a lay person or a built environment professional. It will, however, be of particular relevance to those who are engaged in the planning, design and approval of streets in new residential developments. This includes public and private planners, house-builders, architects, urban designers, landscape architects, road engineers, communities and councillors. This document is also supported by a Summary: Design Snapshot and a Picture Book: The Place at a Glance. These documents can be viewed from the Architecture and Place home page at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/AandP