We are currently developing a Community Design Code for the interwar garden suburb Knowle West in south Bristol. The code sets out the design principles for densifying back garden and gap sites creating micro sites for much needed new homes. The code is for the use of the We Can Make Community Land Trust and aims to speed the process of gaining planning approval whilst ensuring that new homes contribute to the character of the area and deliver social and environmental benefits. This is the second iteration of the code developed collaboratively with local residents and now being tested in two pilot projects.
The project is led by Knowle West Media Centre. The project was initiated by KWMC with White Design and brings together the input and innovations of; Landsmith Associates, Studio Bark, White Design and Blockbuild.