Gipton Planning Concept
The combination of a vibrant mix of uses, superior urban design planning, outstanding architecture and development, and cutting-edge sustainable design will create the new community of Gipton. This dynamic community will be an engine of economic growth on local, city scales and will be recognized as a region-class destination and superior model of smart green urban design.
The following measures will be undertaken as part of the base scenario to fulfill the vision:
· A mixed-use Master Plan for a vibrant, urban project that promotes live, work, play, shop, learn balance, a strong sense of community and pride of place.
· A unifying grid that connects residents and visitors internally and externally.
· An efficient public transportation system that covers the site area and connects to Harehills, Seacroft and Osmondthorpe to the city centre.
· Creation of Retail Destination to promote an active street life, a critical mass of customers to support retail and local shopping opportunities for residents.
· Creation of a Variety of Housing Types, Quality and Sizes for residential choice.
· Density of development brings sustainability benefits in terms of energy efficiency and encourage a healthy lifestyle of walking and cycling.
· Contemporary, forward-looking architecture and proper-scaled design as an architectural manifestation of community spirit.