Cullompton Design Principles Code and Masterplan

Cullompton, Devon


Barratt and David Wilson Homes


Cullompton, Devon



Our urban design principles code and masterplan were the basis for a residential proposal in Cullompton.

The challenge

We were appointed to develop an urban design principles code for 200 new homes, as well as a masterplan and reserved matters application for around 400 new homes. In preparing the code, we needed to ensure that is was comprehensive and founded in good urban design principle at the same time as being commercially deliverable. We used our extensive experience of delivering projects from initial masterplan sketches through to technical delivery on site.

Our approach

As with all our design guidance and masterplans, the site and it’s context were our starting point. We spent a considerable amount of time getting to know the place and the environment, which allowed us to prepare a robust initial design concept which responded to the site's issues and opportunities. We then evolved the concept into a development framework plan, setting out the guiding principles of strategic landscape, movement corridors, development blocks, frontages, and open space. These were all developed together as a whole place design approach.

"We have worked with Roberts Limbrick on numerous schemes. Their positive attitude, professionalism and the quality of their service is always of the highest standards. We’re proud of the beautiful communities that we have worked on together."

Cara McGinty, Design Manager, Barratt David Wilson Homes

The results

Working closely with the client and a multidisciplinary team, we prepared a reserved matters application drawing pack and design and access statement for 200 homes and a full planning application pack for a further 200 homes. Throughout this detailed process we constantly referred back to our initial urban design principles code and masterplan. This helped to ensure that the vision and essence of the proposal were carried through into the detailed designs.