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. With all the recent use class and permitted development changes, it is worth consulting an expert. For a quick link to the key changes in the Use Classes see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/when-is-permission-required. We can help you make the correct application. 

Landscape and Urban Design Guidance

Core Connections has been pioneering a landscape-led masterplan process in East Anglia for many years, notable in our development briefing and planning guidance. The naturalistic landscape strategy, including a living wall, for a nearly completed housing site in Blackheath was an important aspect of gaining permission. 

Garden Cities 

Elizabeth is a founder member of the New Garden Cities Alliance Community Interest Company, you can find out here about The New Garden City Alliance NGCA.

Local action: Neighbourhood Plans

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 High Streets be? Elizabeth’s recent blog for the RTPI web site suggests possible scenarios, see https://www.rtpi.org.uk/blog/2020/july/unlocking-our-high-streets-the-need-for-a-clear-vision/

Elizabeth also hosted four videos in 2020 on the future of shopping, sponsored by the sintered stone company Neolith. You can read about the sessions in my blog page. The sessions were called Conversations at Home, and participants explored our unfolding experiences of life during lockdowns in 2020. As the host Elizabeth welcomed Tim O’ Callaghan (Nimtim Architects), Trevor McClymont (Respublica Partners), Alistair Barr (former director of Barr Gazetas), and Esther Kurland (Design for London). See  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvLEnWtJ0xo

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, please contact Elizabeth, using the contact page details on this web site, to join us.

 

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