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Apedale Road

Location: Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire
Client: Lands Improvement Holdings
Sector: Assess Shape
Scope: Communities Regeneration

This project involved the redevelopment of a former open cast mining site to provide 350 homes and a significant area of public parkland.  A key aspect of the site’s successful promotion was how the existing site features (such as previous quarry landform) were retained and enhanced as part of the scheme’s Masterplan in order to assimilate the scheme into the landscape.  A coordinated approach to groundworks and highway design was also required to facilitate development on gradients of up to 1 : 6.   Define provided the urban design and landscape architectural inputs into the preparation of the Masterplan and outline planning application, and permission was subsequently granted.

Illustrative Layout
Courtesy of James Holyoak