With over 20 design consultants working for more than a dozen clients at Cambourne, the job of making sure all design work fits together in its correct place in the scheme rests with Randall Thorp. Randall Thorp are responsible for providing and updating:
The Design Guide
This key document was submitted with the Masterplan and prepared by the same team, and although other design guides on more specific subjects have since been prepared this remains a key document. Its primary aim is to ensure that all aspects of the development are designed in a way that is sympathetic to the character of traditional South Cambridgeshire villages. Randall Thorp were responsible for all landscape sections of the design guide including:
Residential Design Guidance
Following detailed studies of the South Cambridgeshire village and rural landscapes
Randall Thorp have provided further design guidance, specific to housing developers covering:
Development Briefing Plans
Prior to any land parcel being developed a detailed briefing plan is prepared by Randall Thorp with input from a range of other consultants and specialists from both the Developers and Local Planning Authority. These plans cover a range of issues, including:
The quality of the aesthetic design of Cambourne is overseen by the Cambourne Design and Environment Group (DEG). The DEG has representatives from the Local Authority, County Council, Police, and Developers who assess each new scheme prior to planning submission.
Randall Thorp represents the Consortium of Cambourne developers on the DEG and gives comments on their behalf with regard to landscape and urban design matters on each new development scheme.