From Chelsea to Grimsby

May 19th, 2024 From Chelsea to Grimsby: Create Streets helps RHS Flower Show garden on its pilgrimage from an acme of opulence to one of England’s most nature deprived neighbourhoods.  For over three years, Create Streets has been working with the community of the East Marsh in Grimsby thanks to the generosity of the Create […]

New report: Move Free

March 19th, 2024 The ‘Move Free’ report from Create Streets explores why and how making it easy to get about towns and cities in as many ways as possible boosts prosperity, high streets and freedom, happiness, health and house-building. You can read the executive summary below and the full report here. Twin inventions. In a […]

Neighbourhood Design Code, Chesham

Working alongside neighbourhood planning experts Oneill Homer, we were commissioned by Chesham Town Council to help produce town wide Neighbourhood Development Orders (NDOs) and an accompanying Neighbourhood Design Code to enable the creation of sustainable and beautiful new homes across Chesham. The purpose of the development orders is to de-risk brownfield and infill development in […]

New report: Stepping off the Road to Nowhere

March 10th, 2024 The UK can build hundreds of thousands of new homes, without paving the countryside. The key is a different approach to transport planning, according to a major new study, Stepping Off the Road to Nowhere, from Create Streets and Sustrans. The problem: the UK government will have a target to build 1.5 […]

Birmingham HS2 viaduct poll results

March 9th, 2024 High Speed 2 are using Visual Preference Surveys (VPSs) for the first time giving the public a final say on the appearance of a viaduct design on Balsall Common near Solihull. This is commendable. However, all is not as good as it seems. The actual choice being offered (parapet design) is fairly […]

Orchard House saved?

Marks and Spencer’s proposal to demolish their 1930 Oxford Street flagship store (Orchard House) has proved very controversial with a government call in, an appeal to the High Court and high-profile interventions from (among others) Kevin McCloud, Griff Rhys Jones, Sir Simon Jenkins and Kristin Scott Thomas as well as a host of experts from […]

Urban design & architecture summer school

July 15th, 2024 Much of the knowledge needed to create traditional places where many people want to live is no longer taught in most architecture and urban design courses. Set in the heart of the beautiful market town of Sherborne in Dorset, this course will introduce core urban design and architecture principles and practice. It […]

Watch our new video

Feb 26th, 2024 Watch the story of how our design for beautiful Devon homes around a village green increased the number of homes from 34 to 44 and won rave reviews from the planning committee: “I don’t know what else they can do to make this application better.”

Site Design Code, Lichfield

Located in the centre of the historic and beautiful Lichfield (the UK’s 9th smallest city), the Birmingham Road Site required a sensitive contextual response that seamlessly ‘plugged into’ the gentle, walkable street network that defines the city. Create Streets produced a design code for development of the 3 hectare site that put residents’ design ambitions […]

Restitch: The Social Fabric Summit

March 7th – 8th, 2024 Restitch The Social Fabric Summit Following the huge success of Restitch: The Social Fabric Summit 2022 in London and Halifax, Create Streets and Onward are excited to announce that Restitch will be returning in March, 2024. This time we are taking Restitch to Coventry’s remarkable Cathedral Quarter. This year, Create Streets and […]