A community led vision that identifies future growth of the village
Urban Initiatives, was appointed by Shepway District Council and the Homes and Communities Agency to prepare a masterplan for the village of Sellindge in Kent. The study sets a vision for the future growth of the village and examines the opportunities offered by new development to support new and existing facilities, create new open space and deliver much needed affordable housing within the area.
Working with a village team comprising local residents, businesses, community and faith groups along with district and county council officers, Urban Initiatives used a game technique to explore the quantum and location of new development needed to fund local improvements. This approach allowed participants to identify sites for nearly 300 new homes, arranged around a new village green and community facilities. The HCA funded the project as an exemplar of community participation in rural regeneration. The masterplan has informed Shepway’s Local Development Framework.
Shepway District Council with the Homes and Communities Agency
September 2010 - February 2011
Preferred Masterplan with broad community support
Masterplan was used to inform the Council’s LDF
The HCA uses the project as an exemplar of rural development