• Increase your group’s awareness of the street layouts and locations of existing facilities within your community
  • Produce a large map that highlights where the most logical and sensible places for new housing development might be


  • Identifying and mapping neighbourhood elements such as locations of main routes, shops, schools and waterways on a map of the area
  • Using this to locate on a map areas that are unsuitable for new development, and those that could be suitable
  • Reviewing the Principles for Good Placemaking and refining them for your area

Things you will need

  • Large-scale Ordinance Survey maps (1:2500 and 1:5000 scale) of the local area and constraints plans that can be drawn on
  • coloured felt-tip pens
  • stickers
  • masking tape
  • blue-tack
  • ever-important refreshments

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2a Walkable Catchment Analysis
2b Possible Development Areas
2c Principles for Good Placemaking

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