Wandsworth listing


Amenity societies in the London Borough of Wandsworth have helped to update the borough’s local list with the help of a customized version of the Placecheck app. The review of the local list added buildings, parks and gardens to the around 500 locally listed buildings that the borough already had.…

Stoneygate Gardencheck


Gardencheck is a special type of Placecheck for assessing the impact of a street’s front gardens. Email admin@placecheck.info for details of how to do your own, at no cost.   From the Stoneygate (Leicester) Conservation Area Society Newsletter We can all admire a proud homeowner’s plan to improve the appearance…

Nottingham Lace Market


A Placecheck was carried out in the Lace Market area of Nottingham in 2012. These were the findings: Telling the story about the Lace Market There are plenty of opportunities to improve this. If a gable end wall could be found, might it be possible to project images of old…

Marple, Cheshire


Key points • The area’s development potential can be exploited • A neighbourhood plan might be the way to steer development to achieve the community’s aims • Careful planning is needed of design, public space and movement in the town centre Report A Placecheck in Marple, a small town in…

Bracebridge, Lincoln


In 2010 residents of Bracebridge, Lincoln, carried out a Placecheck of their neighbourhood, with support from the council’s neighbourhood team and funding by Awards for All. First they decided to divide up the Placecheck area into manageable sections. The steering group identified 10 zones. Residents completed walkabouts of each area,…

Lytham St Annes


Key points • Replacing gardens by hardstandings is destroying the quality of the streets • Consider how creating a conservation area could help • Work with the council (and help fund officers’ time) on conservation issues Report People in the Ansdell area of the seaside town of Lytham St Anne’s…

Woughton, MK


A Placecheck held in 2006 in Woughton, Milton Keynes, grappled with the issue that, while the area was at relatively low density and might be appropriate for further development, the residents would need to be sure that such development would be in their best interests - making the provision of…

Hanley, North Staffs


A Placecheck organised by Urban Vision North Staffordshire and the Urban Design Alliance (UDAL) in 2005 - long before the days of the Placecheck app - took an unusual approach. The participants divided into groups of around six for the walkabout. Generally the groups are a mix of people; in…

Wimbledon town centre


The possibility of the proposed Crossrail 2 having a dramatic impact on Wimbledon town centre in south London has energised Friends of Wimbledon Town Centre. The Friends have carried out a survey of the views of Wimbledon residents (conducted by Create Streets), and an online Placecheck. Together these have created…