We are providing design guidance on how to use Ebbsfleet’s spectacular landscapes and cultural heritage to inform the design of characterful and distinctive homes, streets and neighbourhoods within the Garden City.
In recent years there has been much discussion over the similarity in the design of housing across the country. Many new housing developments have failed to respond to the richness variety of our landscapes, the historic patterns of towns and villages, or the traditional building forms, local materials and feature detailing that has evolved in different parts of the country.
In Ebbsfleet, EDC is keen to set out the expectation for how we can use Ebbsfleet’s spectacular landscapes and cultural heritage to inform the design of characterful and distinctive homes, streets and neighbourhoods within the Garden City. To do this we have commissioned Proctor and Matthews Architects to work with us to develop the ‘Design for Ebbsfleet’ study. This study is intended to be used as a non-statutory design guide, providing direction for designers when developing their design strategies to ensure they build on a study of our heritage and landscapes between Dartford and Gravesend.
We are keen to hear your views on this guidance, and have launched a 4 week engagement programme that will run between September 28th and October 29th 2018, to allow the public to provide feedback on the ‘Design for Ebbsfleet’ study. We would welcome your consideration of ;
- What other cultural narratives from the local area could be used to inspire the design of future streets and buildings?
- How would you promote greater reference to the landscape and cultural heritage of the local area in the design of future streets , buildings, and public spaces?
- How could the four design narratives presented in the study be enhanced further to greater reflect the local area in a distinctive way?