We aim to show that our village is more than just building houses, it’s about building community.
Our design gathers individual strata title lots into 5 “pods” around a village centre, The Hub. The lots within the pods are called “seeds”. Each pod development will celebrate neighbours gathered around a shared (neighbourhood) space in an arrangement that fosters neighbourly relationships whilst valuing privacy. The size of the seeds is deliberately smaller than the usual suburban block. This enhances social interaction and allows for more community land.
The land outside the pods (approx. 19 acres) is community land, owned and shared by inhabitants. It is intended for much of this area to be used for food production, with some recreational areas and parkland. Planning for this is in its infancy, with the intention that the community who lives here will make decisions about how best to utilise their land. Some ideas we have had include: playgrounds, small outdoor stage and concert space, personal vegetable plots, orchards and gathering spaces.
The village design provides land lots for new community buildings but, again, we have not made decisions on what these will be and where; preferring the community to make these decisions as the village grows.
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