Coldwaltham has developed from the original string of farms pub and cottages along what was then the London Road, from the school, church and vicarage northward. From here the village expanded to the south-west with the post-war extensions of Silverdale, Arun Vale and Brookview.

Circulation for the new development along the existing boundary to Silverdale. This enabled the creation of a green shared space as a continuation of the generous verges of Silverdale, leading out into the countryside.