Variety of Housing
5.3 A Local District Network Pedestrian proximity is the measure by which Linbro Park should be structured.
All basic daily needs, public amenities, transport access and recreation should be within a five to seven minute walk or +/- 500m radius. Each local district should develop their distinct character and predominant use.
Local District Characteristics
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Walkability – 5-7 minutes or ~500 metres. The local district provides a spectrum of amenities. A mixture of plot sizes - smaller sites / finer grain at the centre. Large land parcels at
the edges . Most prominent ‘public square’ positioned
near the centre.
neighbourhood facilities should also be positioned in or near the centre. Local shops, leisure and other social amenities with public transport stops positioned on the public square or along primary routes. Large parks and recreation areas define the outer edges. Small parks, play grounds and squares spread throughout each district.
Benefits of the Local District
The local district provides a development tool that can accommodate change in
development patterns scale or size.
It becomes an efficient management tool.
It is an urban building unit that ensures identity.
It is a an effective component from which development can cluster and focus around.
It helps limit and concentrate infrastructure expenditure.
LINBRO PARK: Urban Design Framework Plan