Planning and commissioning for a distinctive new development
FrancisKnight have been appointed by Bellway Homes to produce a public art delivery plan for Parsonage Place, Maidstone, Kent. The delivery plan supports a full planning application for a distinctive and high-quality development of 421 dwellings with a mixture of affordable homes and private sale, and a landscape framework comprising of a network of open spaces and landscaped buffers.
The site itself is a single arable field, bound by trees and hedgerows. A Public Right of Way passes through this area, from Church Road at its Eastern end, connecting to an area of open space outside the Northwest corner of the site. To the North of the site is the Grade 1 listed St Nicholas Church and Grade II listed Church House.
Rob Turner a Kent-based artist has been commissioned to develop public artwork with a focus on the surrounding landscape of the site and the retained views of the Church. Community engagement will be a key element within the public art approach.