Manor House approach – a new and welcoming gateway

We presented our detailed plans to the local community at an exhibition on Thursday 19 and Saturday 21 September. You can download the information we presented at the exhibition here


Our plans for The Green will provide around 550 new homes, including 50% affordable rent and shared ownership housing. The remaining homes will be for private sale. All the new homes will meet national space standards.

They will range from one to four bedrooms, making them suitable for a variety of households. Every home will have a private balcony or terrace and access to communal podium gardens.


The ground floors of the residential buildings are being designed for a variety of commercial and community facilities. By promoting a range of different uses, the streets will be brought to life with the bustle of an active community.


The proposals are inspired by the potential to create public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness and wellbeing. Routes will extend through the site to link to the wider community and connect to the existing residential areas. A new public square will sit at the heart of the development – a landscaped space, offering a variety of uses, such as a street market,

café seating area, and community events. This space will connect to other existing cultural venues, such as the Dominion Centre and the Manor House.

At the heart of the proposal will be a wide, central boulevard – a pedestrianised zone with commercial spaces at ground level and lined with newly planted trees.


To create an appropriate scale, the development will be divided into buildings of varying size. The taller elements of the development will be set well back from existing low-rise buildings, so they will not dominate the view.

External walls will be made of brickwork and the ground-floor level of back-painted glazing. These two contrasting colours will visually break up the density of the development.


We are proposing a range of designs for the new homes, with a mix of single aspect one-bedroom flats, dual aspect twobedroom flats and double aspect three-bedroom corner units. All private and affordable homes will be designed to the same national space standards.

One and two-bedroom homes will be designed with openplan kitchens, and three-bedroom homes will have a mixture of open and enclosed kitchens, with living rooms opening onto private balconies.