To give the new development a sense of identity and continuity – and to keep it from looking like a random suburban mix of housing – Wooing Tree Estate has developed design controls that keep the colours, materials and cladding of all the homes to a minimum. Local stone, timber and metal are to be used – reflecting a rural underlay and respecting the sensitivity of its location. New residents are welcome to bring their own architect or designer, with the understanding they must work within this set of design controls.
Last, but not least is the Wooing Tree itself. The way this famous tree is recognised and celebrated by the local community is reflected in the pride of place given to it in the master plan. The tree sits at the centre of the design, on a strong view shaft that connects it to the town’s famous ‘giant fruit’ sculpture. There are very strong connections between all the streets and the green spaces, and how they connect with the wider Cromwell community, through walking paths and cycleways.
Click here to download the full outline of Wooing Tree Estates design guidelines.