The Places for People Roman Fields residential development in the former mining village of Twechar has been shortlisted for the Best Partnership in Planning Award at this year’s Homes for Scotland Awards.
The site forms part of the overall Twechar Regeneration project which is a partnership between Places for People (PfP), East Dunbartonshire Council, the Local Community, and the Twechar Regeneration Group to revitalise the village by providing 300 new homes, open space and infrastructure.
The Roman Fields site, designed by Cooper Cromar, comprises 150 new homes, providing a mixture of cottage flats, terraced houses, and semi-detached houses with disabled access. The development provides both active streetscapes and passive surveillance of adjoining open space, together with a road and footpath network reflecting Designing Streets design philosophy which engages with the existing adjacent housing and open amenity play spaces.
The project was the catalyst for the establishment of a collaborative partnership between PfP and EDC to pilot an assessment methodology to ensure this, and future applications, test and deliver the principles of Designing Streets, and shall form part of a case study by the Scottish Government as a Model of Excellence in implementing Designing Streets principles and sustainable place-making.
Winners will be announced at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Friday 17 May.