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Nicol Thomas have over 10 years experience within the masterplanning sector, working with strategic land, house builder and private clients. We prepare hand drawn and technical masterplans to assist site promotion, strategic planning and both outline and detailed planning applications. We actively contribute to public consultation events and present our designs to key stakeholders and Design Review Panels.

Examples of our current masterplanning projects include:

Willoughby Lane, Enfield. National Grid Property Ltd.
A high density, mixed use masterplan comprising a 2 form entry primary school, sports pitches, Public Open Space and approximately 500no. dwellings on a 7 hectare brownfield site with challenging and complex site constraints. The masterplan design safeguards key design principles which complement wider regeneration proposals and build in flexibility to address changing market requirements.

Manthorpe, Grantham. Larkfleet Homes.
A residential led masterplan for a sensitive 55 hectare greenfield site, situated close to wider landscape and historical settings. The masterplan comprises not less than 1000no. family dwellings, a neighbourhood centre, school,  retirement village and Public Open Spaces.

Bevere, Worcestershire. CALA Homes and Bellway Homes.
A residential sustainable urban extension masterplan for a complex greenfield site situated at the interface of urban, landscape and historical settings. The masterplan comprises 228no. dwellings with extensive green infrastructure to link development parcels and existing streets together. Its design safeguards possible later inclusion of land in other ownership. A detailed Design and Access statement was prepared to accompany the masterplan.

Hampton, Evesham. Bellway Homes.
A hybrid part detailed, part outline masterplan comprising 400no. dwellings for a 33 hectare greenfield site located on the existing urban edge of Hampton. The masterplan proposes extensive green infrastructure and new residential patterns which address sloped landform and landscape settings whilst retaining outward views towards the Cotswolds.

Whitnash, Warwickshire. Estates. Richborough Estates.
A detailed, responsive residential masterplan to assist an outline application for 94 family dwellings for a 4 hectare greenfield site situated on the existing urban edge. The masterplan design is hinged upon garden suburb principles and has a distinctive landscape theme.

Baldwins Gate, Staffordshire. Richborough Estates.
A residential masterplan comprising 113no. family dwellings for a 6 hectare greenfield site situated adjacent to the existing Village Envelope. To assist integration with existing residential communities, the masterplan proposes extension of existing streets and residential patterns, an approach which has been commended by MADE.

key facts

  • Multiple sites for national house builders, private and strategic land clients.
  • Residential and mixed use masterplans.
  • Brownfield and greenfield sites located nationwide, ranging from 1-60 hectares.
  • Site promotion, outline and detailed planning applications.
  • Hand drawn or technical masterplans. 3D visualisations and animations.