Our initial plans for the site look to build on the principles set out in the Living with Beauty report from the Building Better Building Beautiful commission, seeking to deliver an exemplar 21st century development for the whole community.  The scheme will be regenerative, enhance the local environment and add to the health, sustainability and biodiversity of Hook.  The Living with Beauty report proposes a planning system which:

  • Asks for beauty
  • Refuses ugliness
  • Promotes stewardship

The site provides a unique opportunity to enable a sustainable new neighbourhood:

  • Opening up an inaccessible piece of despoiled land to create a c.20 acre park, open to the whole community
  • Creating green links and cycle ways into the surrounding local communities and countryside to make the park accessible to all
  • Consolidating and improving the existing sports facilities and providing new and upgraded local amenities
  • Creating a range of new homes and workspaces in mid-rise mansion blocks edging the park, building in the great tradition of the best London parks
  • Delivering a new local centre with a primary school to complement the shops on the Hook Road
  • Improving the Hook roundabout and local access to alleviate rat-running in the local area
  • Providing a network of local public transportation links to give easy access to local bus and rail services
  • Delivering a pioneering green community, with renewable, low-cost heating, potential for zero carbon homes, and significant net gain in biodiversity across the site