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What We Do

Urban Design

Haydock Grange, Cottam



Randall Thorp was part of the multidisciplinary team employed by Taylor Wimpey to produce a 450 home masterplan for a site on the urban/rural fringe, north of Preston.


Our responsibilities included:

  • Co-ordination and production of the Masterplan
  • Co-ordination and production of the Design and Access Statement
  • Landscape strategy / design and Landscape Visual Impact Assessment for inclusion in the Environmental Statement.
  • Extensive public consultation

Outline planning approval was granted in by Planning Committee in January 2012 without the need for Appeal.


The Masterplan creates a new place for sustainable family living which integrates with and compliments the adjacent areas. It contains a range of family homes including affordable housing,  space for up to three local shops and play and informal sport facilities, all within a well-planned green infrastructure to encourage pedestrian and cycle movement.


The design was landscape led and took its cue from the existing features in and around the site: vegetation, landform, ecology, drainage and built form. These existing features presented a number of opportunities to create a unique scheme that is responsive to the site, preserves and enhances the best of what is there and knits into the adjacent areas, providing a strong sense of place and local character whilst creating a development that meets our client’s commercial aims.


See the Design and Access Statement Section 1-9 here

See the Design and Access Statement Section 10-12 here

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