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Placemaking - Building Welborne Beautiful

The way that places are planned, designed, built and managed has a significant influence over whether communities are able to live healthy lives. The built and natural environments are important determinants of health and shape health inequalities.

Welborne is designed to be a community for twenty-first-century life, but one that looks to the past to learn lessons from the tried and tested principles of Britain's rich heritage of placemaking.  It takes its cues from the villages and Garden Cities of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, places such as Bournville, Letchworth Garden City, Port Sunlight and Welwyn Garden City. These are settlements that were based on strong foundations of employment, beautiful design, sociability and long-term stewardship, and a century and more after their foundation they continue to uphold and be admired for these qualities.

These places share a set of characteristics and principles that underpin the thinking behind the Welborne vision:


More information about developing new communities and placemaking can be found on the TCPA's website External Hyperlink.


Find out more by visiting our other Welborne pages:

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