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£600m Dunfermline ‘city quarter‘ goes to planning

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January 20 2017

£600m Dunfermline ‘city quarter‘ goes to planning
Stirling Developments have put forward plans for a mixed-use and walkable urban expansion of Dunfermline, Fife, providing 2,150 homes, commercial premises, parks, schools, surgeries and community facilities.

A design team including masterplanner Duncan Whatmore, landscape architect Julia Goodwin and urbanist Ed Taylor are collaborating on the initiative which mandates that a quarter of available homes be classed as affordable.

This calls for the city quarter to be aligned on a new High Street affording a clear vista toward Dunfermline Abbey, centred on a civic square lined by apartments and shops drawing on principles laid down at Poundbury and Calderwood. 

In their masterplan statement the developer said: “The public realm of Broomhall will consciously avoid the characteristics of the highway, with minimum signage or road markings. Junctions will serve as places and landmarks, assisting navigation and fostering low speeds and creating a forgiving pedestrian environment.“

An application for planning in principle has already been submitted for the 69 hectare project, which will be delivereed over a period of 30 years.

3 Comments

Philip
#1 Posted by Philip on 21 Jan 2017 at 07:21 AM
Very uncomfortable looking relationships between odd looking buildings.
What is an 'Urbanist'..?
Cadmonkey
#2 Posted by Cadmonkey on 22 Jan 2017 at 11:04 AM
It looks as though they need to add an architect to the design team.
It looks like a dogs breakfast.
Mike
#3 Posted by Mike on 23 Jan 2017 at 10:49 AM
Folks, it is worth pointing out that the application is EIA and a masterplan concept at this stage, i.e. none of the housing has been planned or designed to any level of detail at this stage. Therefore the drawings are presumably just for illustrative purposes to show what could go there. I'm guessing from the drawing the intention is for the development to be a mix of your standard market designed houses along with more some contemporary and custom build?

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