The vision for the masterplan is to create:
- A people focused, friendly and engaged community
- A place full of possibilities – a growing community
- A friendly, welcoming and connected community
- A beautiful, imaginative and unique place
- A green and natural place
- A sustainable, active and healthy place
Our draft masterplan proposals would deliver a wonderful place to live, defined by an inspiring new landscape the whole community could enjoy. The masterplan would deliver around 630 new homes as part of a sustainable urban village. Friar Park Urban Village would leave a lasting, sustainable legacy for Sandwell, a liveable place that endures for centuries. A place where people connect with each other and an environment where people can lead healthy and happy lifestyles.
This modern urban village would become a benchmark residential community, a sustainable place that is embraced by landscape. A happy place, where people know their neighbours and are connected to their surroundings.
…A place to live, a place to be proud of, a place to belong.
The plans for the site have been shaped through the development of six linked design approaches.
A place embraced by nature
An urban village that is surrounded by a natural landscape
Connected through landscape
Green routes draw people and wildlife into
A series of green spaces
A network of active and useable green spaces that sit on key movement routes
A truly walkable place
Highly permeable pedestrian and cycle friendly neighbourhood
A place for all
Concentrating the density around key arrival points, the central spine and central village green
A place connected to its community
A development that is outward facing, connected to its surroundings