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Broughton Atterbury (208)

208 - Setting pioneering standards

Broughton Atterbury was selected to explore the potential for the development of a new urban village in Milton Keynes. The Prince's Foundation assisted Englsih Partnerships in pulling together stakeholders including local residents, community representatives and officials, business people, police and special interest groups. A Planning for Real weekend attended by 120 people resulted in a vision and brief for consultants to prepare a masterplan based on urban village principles of mixed uses, quality urban design and sustainability.

The master plan formed advanced infrastructure works and the preparation of individual site development briefs which incorporated pioneering requirements on sustainablitlity and energy conservation.

The first commercial and residential developers were selected by assessment panels - including English Partnerships, Milton Keynes Council, the Prince's Foundation, National Energy Establishment, local residents and the Building Research Establishment (BRE). These meet the exacting design, sustainability and financial criteria set.

In addition, the proposals assisted the BRE in establishing a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), a new standard for assessing the sustainability of site development

Other Information

  • Location: Milton Keynes
  • Project Team: Facilitators: English Partnerships, The Prince's Foundation, Masterplanners: EDAW
  • Contact: Dan Myers, English Partnerships. Tel.: 01908 353 901
  • Site Area: 55 hectares
  • Density: 750 dwellings at 34d/ha and 27,525m2 commercial at 40% site coverage


UDC Section - Creating the Urban Structure / Mixing Uses/  /ace  / /

Sketch of proposed layout at Broughton Atterbury

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