VeloCity team has been commissioned to draw up a new ‘greener’ vision for the estate surrounding the Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. Blenheim Estate Land manages a portfolio of residential, commercial and agricultural properties surrounding the John Vanbrugh-designed monumental country house. The place-based vision proposes incremental change over three decades and will seek to support the estate’s ambition to become the UK’s first carbon-negative land manager. The strategy will address the most critical issues facing rural communities today, including social and health inequality, lack of connectivity and declining community facilities such as schools, shops and pubs. The planning would also include integrated networks of bridleways and cycle routes to connect existing and new villages, transport interchanges and places of work, schools and other destinations, combined with transport sharing options and local delivery initiatives using electric vehicles. You can read more here.