Masterplanning is not a matter of dogma, or of control for control’s sake, but is of the essence a pragmatic tool for achieving high standards of design in our towns and cities.
Paul Finch, chair of CABE
Masterplanning is a design process. It is a creative way of solving problems over large scales and long time periods. It involves multiple interests and users working as a team creating strategies for physical, economic and social change.
Masterplanning techniques can help produce different spatial plans and strategies – for example, design codes, design guides, development briefs and strategic frameworks. They are useful in a range of scenarios in different places, from schemes for entire towns and cities, down to small-scale rural developments.
Housing and Hotel Spa Development, Woodham Golf Resort, Newton Aycliffe
"the Nack", housing development, Seaham Colliery, County Durham
Housing Development, Easington Lane, County Durham
St Catherine's Housing Development Castletown, Sunderland