Open Spaces

Enhancing the landscape, enriching community life

Sherford will respect its landscape, retaining many of the features of the site, integrating them into the planned network of green corridors and open spaces.

It will also enhance this landscape, creating 170 acres of woodland and new wildlife habitats. There will be an acre of open space for every acre of built environment. This plan not only makes for good aesthetics and pleasant surroundings; it actively contributes to carbon footprint reduction.

The 500-acre Community Park will be the largest habitat creation scheme in the South West, while also providing sports facilities, community gardens and allotments, and possibly incorporating an organic farm.

Every other part of the town will feature open spaces within walking distance of home watercourses, wildlife corridors, greenways, urban parks and play areas.