A New Future for Lancing Village and Seafront - Loughton, Tim

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A New Future for Lancing Village and Seafront - Loughton, Tim

A New Future for Lancing Village and Seafront

Presentation of proposals by BDP

23 rd March 2012


Contents

Ingredients for success

Key assets and challenges

The Vision

Village proposals

Seaside proposals

Consultation story


‘Ingredients’ for success

A strong vision

Quality

Difference based on assets

Offer an experience

Critical mass / compactness

Accessibility

Proactive approach


Lancing’s key assets

Strategic location and accessibility

Proximity of visitor attractions

Catchment population

Being a village

Local services and community facilities

The seafront and watersports


Lancing’s big challenges

Changing perceptions

Capturing the essence of a village

Maximising the seafront asset

Encouraging local spend

Diversifying the offer

Raising quality


The Vision for Lancing

A vibrant 21 st century local village

A lively seaside destination

A network of places for the community


Planning strategy

Create 3 compact activity areas

Promote ‘Town centre’ uses in village

heart

Promote leisure and tourism in seaside

zone

Protect community sites

Local services only in Crabtree Lane

Allow change of use to residential or

community in connecting places


Options for the village heart

Option 1 - accepting the railway as a

barrier severs movement to the south

Option 2 - Straddling the railway

encourages people to move south

Option 2 works provided there is a new

‘attraction’ at the southern point


A vibrant local village

Quality shops and local services

Rich with community activity

Thriving local businesses

An attractive place

A village ‘heart’

People friendly streets

Excellent parking and transport access


Focus activity on the village

Encourage diverse activities with

flexibility for shops (A1), services (A2),

cafes and restaurants (A3)

Allow evening entertainment (A4) to

complement the restaurants

Safeguard and improve community sites

Allow for some new retail in the village

Promote homes and offices at upper

floors


Discourage uses that will

damage the village

Evening entertainment (A4) which

affects residential amenity

Restrict changes of use to A5

No retail outside designated zones in

Lancing

No significant new retail out or edge of

centre


An attractive modern village

Attractive shop fronts

Upgraded streets and spaces

High quality street furniture

Trees and greening

A ‘virtual village’

‘Animation’ – community events


Shop front design

Big role in improving appearance

Helps create a distinctive character

Suggests quality

Principles are needed to guide change

Each new shop front sets a precedent

for the next

Strong leadership required to kick start

the process


Shop front design

Simple and elegant


Shop front design

Simple and elegant

Design that speaks of a village –

materials and style


Shop front design

Simple and elegant

Design that speaks of a village –

materials and style


Shop front design

Simple and elegant

Design that speaks of a village

Respond to the building – colours


Shop front design

Simple and elegant

Design that speaks of a village

Respond to the building – detailing


Shop front design

Simple and elegant

Design that speaks of a village

Complement the building

Quality signage – lettering and style


Shop front design

Simple and elegant

Design that speaks of a village

Complement the building

Quality signage – lettering and style


Shop front design

Simple and elegant

Design that speaks of a village

Complement the building

Quality signage – perpendicular


Shop front design

Simple and elegant

Design that speaks of a village

Complement the building

Quality signage – perpendicular


Shop front design

Simple and elegant

Design that speaks of a village

Complement the building

Quality signage – perpendicular


Shop front design

Simple and elegant

Design that speaks of a village

Complement the building

Quality signage

Delicate lighting


Shop front design

Simple and elegant

Design that speaks of a village

Complement the building

Quality signage

Delicate lighting

Enticing displays – lighting


Shop front design

Simple and elegant

Design that speaks of a village

Complement the building

Quality signage

Delicate lighting

Enticing displays – window dressing


Shop front design

Simple and elegant

Design that speaks of a village

Complement the building

Quality signage

Delicate lighting

Enticing displays – window dressing


Shop front design

Simple and elegant

Design that speaks of a village

Complement the building

Quality signage

Delicate lighting

Enticing displays – externally


Shop front design

Simple and elegant

Design that speaks of a village

Complement the building

Quality signage

Delicate lighting

Enticing displays – externally

Breaking up glazing panels


Shop front design

Anyone can (and will) do it

Take aways…


Shop front design

Big names…


Shop front design

Big names…


The balancing components

Parking

Public Space

Pedestrian crossings and movement


New trees and crossing

Public realm strategy

Improve the quality of the environment

Create new spaces

Better locate parking

Increase pedestrian crossings

Better locate bus stops

New trees and crossing

Remove parking and

create new public

spaces

Reorganise

parking and add

trees

Relocate parking,

add trees and

create new space

New trees

Reorganise bus

stops, add

crossings and trees

Reorganise parking

and bus stops, new

crossing and trees

New parking

New space with

trees and crossing

Smaller junction

with new crossings

Reorganise bus

stops, add parking,

trees and crossing

New crossing


Existing parking

Total existing spaces 483

174 on street spaces

Not enough on street parking

Parking in the wrong locations

39 spaces

172 spaces

65 spaces

207 spaces

83 street

89 car parks

25 street

40 car park

27 street

180 car park


Potential parking

Total spaces 494

Extra 11 on street spaces

Parking in more convenient places

Removal in the village heart –

redesignated elsewhere

Related to crossings, bus stops,

gathering spaces and key destinations

39 spaces

174 spaces

74 spaces

207 spaces

85 street

89 car parks

34 street

40 car park

27 street

180 car park


Existing pedestrian crossings

Total pedestrian crossings 4

Shortfall of crossings in Lancing

Crossings in the wrong locations

0 crossings

2 crossings

0 crossings

2 crossings


Potential pedestrian crossings

Total crossings 12

8 extra crossings

Crossings in more convenient

places

Related to parking, bus stops,

gathering spaces and key

destinations

2 crossings

5 crossings

2 crossings

3 crossings


Existing bus stops

Total bus stops 16

Number of bus stops ok

Stops in the wrong locations and

should be better distributed

6 stops

6 stops

0 stops

4 stops


Potential bus stops

Total bus stops 16

Stops in more convenient places

Related to crossings, parking,

gathering spaces and key

destinations

5 stops

5 stops

2 stops

4 stops


Public space

There is no large public space

There can be a sequence of

smaller spaces

To achieve these parking,

pedestrian crossings and bus

stops need to be reorganised.


Village public realm

North Street


Village public realm

North Street

Pedestrian crossings

Tree planting

Creating space


Village public realm

South Street village gateway


Village public realm

South Street village gateway

Tree planting and landscaping

Relocated parking

Creating space


A lively seaside destination

Create interesting places to connect

the village to the seafront

Upgrade South Street public realm

Establish a leisure and tourism area

Create a ‘gateway’ announcing arrival

Provide excellent pedestrian access

to the seafront

Unlock the potential of Beach Green


Seaside activities

Encourage cafes and restaurants

Allow local and specialist shops that

do not compete with those in the

village centre

Allow changes of use to guest houses

on the Brighton Road frontage


South Street public

realm

Tree planting

New and relocated street

parking

New pedestrian crossings


South Street public

realm

Tree planting

New and relocated street

parking

New pedestrian crossings


South Street public

realm

Upgrading shop fronts

Informal seating

Tree planting

New street parking

Improved crossings


South Street public

realm

Upgrading shop fronts

Informal seating

Tree planting

New street parking

Improved crossings


Beach Green principles

A place to eat, drink, relax, play and

exercise

Development largely within the

existing developed areas

Maintain and improve views to the

seafront

Draw pedestrians from South Street

Protect and improve the remaining

green space as a recreation and

ecological asset


Beach Green principles

A place to eat, drink, relax, play and

exercise

Development largely within the

existing developed areas

Maintain and improve views to the

seafront

Draw pedestrians from South Street

Protect and improve the remaining

green space as a recreation and

ecological asset


Beach Green – big idea

Create a gateway space

Announce with corner building

Frame space with new buildings

Esplanade leading to the sea

Public park with planting, seating and

children’s play space

Removing beach building allows

direct links to the seafront

Land swap


Beach Green – option 2

Retain beach building

Make the beach building transparent

Views to activity within the vibrant

indoor space

Create a gateway with new buildings


Beach Green – option 3

Landmark building

Playing with massing to retain views

from neighbouring properties

Working with heights to allow views to

the sea from the new buildings


Beach Green – option 2 & 3

Examples of how to treat the

existing building to allow views

through


Beach Green – option 4

Accept the beach building in its

current form

Draw views away from the building

Add landmark feature into space to

draw attention to the seafront

Design new building to mask the

beach building


Option 3 (preferred)

Option 4 (lowest intervention)


Consultation story

Assets and ‘ingredients’ for success

Big issues

The Vision

Village Heart – Character and events

Village Heart – Public realm

Creating a lively seaside destination

Delivering the vision


Consultation story


Consultation story


Consultation story


Beach Green – questions

Which option do you prefer?

What activities do you want to see in

the formal park area?

What would you like to see happen to

the other spaces?

- Informal sport and play?

- Formal sports?

- Natural or ecological zones?


Next steps

Organise consultation

Finalise exhibition boards

Meet with community group

Discuss beach building proposals

Hold consultation event

Draft report

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