Key to this masterplan is a strong relationship with the environment. The landscape infrastructure draws on the existing green routes through the site. It extends and connects to the greenway, offering different types of recreational space in Letchworth to attract people from the existing town and surrounding areas. This will create an active and recognisable place before the new community is established, creating a desirable place to live which is welcoming new residents as they move in.
The site-wide strategy is for a connected place which prioritises walking, cycling and other sustainable forms of transport. Neighbourhood parking clusters provide parking for vehicles accessible from the main streets. The remaining streets are pedestrian priority ‘home zones’ enabling social interactions, play and shared use of the streets. These long ecology corridors are part of the SUDS strategy and provide opportunities for local agriculture and neighbourhood play.