Langley Garden Suburb was an Eco Sutton Community Planning initiative for the Langley Sustainable Urban Extension to help make the new development greener and having a similar character to the Royal Town.
Langley SUE would be planned from the outset on garden suburb principles as a natural and green extension of existing local suburban and arts and craft forms.
The plan would be generated from what was appropriate and right for the locality rather than working backwards from artificially imposed targets for housing growth.
On this basis it should be much easier to get local support behind the approach.
Whilst the Community Development Trust (CDT) proposal also adds weight to this Community Planning narrative.
As can be seen by these images The Royal Town has at least if not more charm and character than the other cited Garden Suburbs – both existing and as proposed
The principle of development in the Green Belt has been legally determined but this does not mean that the targeted numbers and densities are appropriate or justifiable
The Royal Town should determine for itself the level and character of development that best suits the defining characteristics of the locality and seek to develop a Langley masterplan modelled on Garden Suburb characteristics
This will help better ensure the true development and integration of a sustainable community at Langley