Design Intent

The Thoulstone Park Eco-Sustainable Community will be a place with its own strong identity, whilst drawing on local character. The proposed development will comprise a mixed-use community founded on tourist and leisure based commerce and employment, with associated living, set within a high quality bio-diverse rich environment.

Best practice in environmental design lies at the heart of the proposed community. To meet One Living Planet objectives it is vital to build on existing site characteristics, assets and resources. To this end, backed by an experienced team of local experts and advisors, the owners have established an initial core baseline of environmental data to aid the planning and development of the community. This has included surveys and appraisals of the following:

  • Biodiversity
  • Landscape and Visual Character
  • Hydrology
  • Archaeology
  • Arboriculture
  • Transport

Design Concept

The communities design proposal will demonstrate sustainable building principles with maximum energy efficiency that target carbon neutrality. We expect to be able to meet 100% of all energy requirements via on-site renewable energy technologies. Building material selection will be coordinated to provide a harmonious local blend and restriction of built form to 2/3 stories will ensure a harmonious visual aesthetic.

In addition, a high quality, attractive public realm will be provided which will present a series of flowing spaces through the community. No vehicles other than necessary car share, service and emergency traffic, will be permitted within the community core area. Outdoor recreational activities will be provided for through inclusion of the eco-golf course, woodland walks and community parkland areas.