About

Welcome to Core Connections Ltd

Urban Designer

About us

Are you searching for an urban designer, a town planner or an expert in consultation? Core Connections Ltd is run by Elizabeth Wrigley, an experienced urban designer and town planner, who has worked in public, private and voluntary sectors. Our services include Urban Design and planning services for clients.  Please have a look around the web site and contact Elizabeth for more information or to discuss your own ideas, and get in touch using the contact page details tab on this web site. 

Planning Advice and preparing applications

Do you need planning advice? With Core Connections Ltd you can always be assured of having the best advice.We work on development briefs and input to site design, as well as on individual planning applications. Elizabeth and her team can help you present your case, make the application and follow it through. 

Landscape and Urban Design Guidance

Core Connections has been pioneering a landscape-led masterplan process in East Anglia for many years, notable on development briefing and planning guidance in Stowmarket, Eye Airfield and Attleborough.  The Attleborough Design Guide draft has now been completed by Core Connections and Alison Farmer Associates,  and will soon be available for public consultation, following which it could become supplementary planning guidance to support the Attleborough Neighbourhood Plan. More information is given below on this neighbourhood plan.

Garden Cities 

Elizabeth is a founder member of the New Garden Cities Alliance Community Interest Company. The New Garden City Alliance (NGCA) co-hosted the successful conference, Letchworth Four on 19th June 2019 on transportation options for connecting New Garden Settlements with existing communities. A summary is available here. Work has continued on seeking ways to ensure new development takes place in ways that do not force residents into only using their cars.

Local action and Neighbourhood Plans

It is now more possible than ever to express your ideas and aspirations for your neighbourhood as plans for the future, whether you are local stakeholders, owners or users. Core Connections Ltd can help you with Action Areas, Neighbourhood Plans, and representations for Local Plans.  For details on how you too can get involved in your neighbourhood’s future please get in touch with Elizabeth.

What is the future for our High Streets?

What will the future of planning look like? In particular High Streets may change as Elizabeth’s recent blog for the RTPI web site suggests, see https://www.rtpi.org.uk/blog/2020/july/unlocking-our-high-streets-the-need-for-a-clear-vision/

Elizabeth also recently hosted a video on the future of shopping, see the recent blog page on this web site or you can go to the link here 

Are you interested in the environmental future on our planet? Our Green Group, an informal consortium of firms with a lively interest in implementing new sustainable solutions to construction and design issues, meets regularly in London or virtually. Elizabeth convenes meetings and writes newsletters – see here for some background, please contact Elizabeth, using the contact page details on this web site, to join us.

Elizabeth was recently invited to be part of an expert group helping with the Adur and Worthing Climate Assembly.

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