Dalton Lane, Rotherham
New Village Square at the heart of Dalton Parva:
- High quality hard landscaped area.
- Parking for existing residents and school.
- Seating and monument/sculpture.
- Vantage point/views across valley.
Green corridor maintained and enhanced:
- New lake at lowest part of site with footpaths and feature pedestrian bridge,
provides amenity for local population and increases/enhances natural
- Incorporation of further beneficial biodiversity - woodland planting, new
hedgerows, reedbeds, wildflower grassland etc.
- Trees brought through site to provide connectivity with adjacent farmland
- Extent of development follows natural line running around contours of the flatter part of the site and connecting to existing established line of development off Netherfield Way.
- New access road from Dalton Lane.
- Creation of Place and 'sense of arrival' within site.
- Minimal road layout pattern around site.
- Pedestrian connectivity - pedestrian routes prioritised over car.
- Key route from east to west along existing desire line provides level pedestrian route to shops on Doncaster Road.
- Houses face on to and overlook Green Corridor - natural surveillance.
- Houses designed around Open Space / Green on flatter area of site - connects development to green corridor.
Hierarchy of building heights and urban grain:
- Cluster / random village-style development around village square / core on
steeper part of site.
- Generally 2-storey dwellings across site, increasing to 2 and a half and 3-
storey around key areas / node points and along key pedestrian routes to
- Back to back housing layout where possible provides security.