Lightmoor Village Masterplan and Design Codes

Bringing a new model village to life

Our work on Lightmoor started with a feasibility masterplan and has since helped to deliver planning consent for 1,000 homes, with a mixed-use village centre incorporating a primary school, shops, day care nursery and public square.

Project Deliverables:
Planning consent for 800 homes, with mixed-use village centre and subsequent 200 home extension
The Joint Venture of Bournville Village Trust and the Homes and Communities Agency
Initial masterplanning and planning application: Tibbalds with CampbellReith, Ove Arup, Everington PR, Eachus Associates and Francis Graves Ltd. Ongoing involvement: Tibbalds with Aecom
Telford, Shropshire
First phases built and occupied. Ongoing role ensuring development accords with our Design Guide

We are involved in an ongoing role of 'policing' of the vision

Lightmoor is planned as the new, 21st century ‘Bournville’: an updated model village, for residents of all life stages, with quality of community life as a priority and environmental sustainability as a key influence.

Lightmoor Village is one of our longest running projects: we started with a feasibility masterplan, secured outline planning consent and continue to be involved as design champions and planning consultants.

The village comprises 1,000 homes, open space and a mixed-use village centre. Our comprehensive Design Guide defines an overall coordinating framework along with detailed design guidance for buildings, streets and spaces. This Design Guide forms the basis of parcel developer selection and implementation, ensuring that the design of each phase contributes to the masterplan vision.

The village has become a lively community. The opening of the primary school in September 2011, and completion of the mixed-use village centre were both key to supporting the social life of Lightmoor.


  • Finalist: Sustainable Communities RTPI Planning Awards 2007

  • Commended for a significant contribution to Town Planning, RTPI West Midlands Awards 2008

  • Bournville House (older persons’ accommodation) shortlisted for Housing Design Awards 2012

Core Team


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