The layout of the neighbourhoods is strongly inspired by the qualities of the existing ribbon development: green dominates the streets, and cars are largely hidden from sight. The public space is limited and street profiles are minimal to enable the largest plots possible. Trees are placed predominantly in the front gardens. The streets, like the ribbons, have an informal, village air and a flowing, rather winding course (‘untidy streets’). The result is that what you always see are the green front gardens. Existing tree-lined avenues and clusters of trees are incorporated. A varied picture emerges thanks to the generous layout of the plots and the mixture of typologies in each neighbourhood. This variation reinforces the informal character and organic growth pattern of Limmen: everything redolent of a standard suburb is avoided!