EDAW develops master-plan for new eco-town

Landscape design consultancy EDAW is to start work on creating a master-plan for the site of a proposed eco-town in East Hampshire.

Garrison site to make way for Whitehill Bordon eco-town - photo: EDAW
Garrison site to make way for Whitehill Bordon eco-town - photo: EDAW

The Whitehill Bordon eco-town, one of 13 remaining on the shortlist that could be developed as part of the Government's housing plans, is proposed for a garrison site that will be vacated in 2012-13.

Planning and landscape design consultancy EDAW has been appointed by East Hampshire District Council to create a master-plan for the area.

EDAW urban design director Alison Peters will work on the project and said: "We are delighted to be working alongside East Hampshire District Council to make Whitehill Bordon a better place to live and work. We will be talking to as many residents as possible so that we are planning a town that is really wanted by the community."

Other EDAW projects include the Olympic Park for London 2012 and the new community of Upton in Northamptonshire.

East Hampshire District Council chief executive Will Godfrey said: "I am confident the master-planners will breathe new life into the town.They are totally committed to making the place something really special. I urge residents to get involved in shaping their town's future."

The town of Whitehill Bordon in the South Downs is planning to develop the Bordon Army garrison site when the Ministry of Defence vacates it in 2012-13.

The proposals include up to 5,500 zero-carbon homes, a new town centre and community facilities, and more than 200ha of public open space.

The first stage of EDAW's work will be a public consultation and residents will be able to meet the EDAW team during a three-day consultation event in November.

The team led by EDAW includes Alan Baxter Associates (transport), Kevin Murray Associates (community engagement), Faber Maunsell (sustainability), Bill Dunster, ZEDfactory (architecture).

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