The Greater Exeter “mini-village” – quality or quantity?

A correspondent, on seeing the post a couple of days ago about a new “mini-village” in Exeter:

https://eastdevonwatch.org/2019/05/28/design-for-new-mini-village-in-exeter/

has deja-vu as it appears to mimic another time and (local)place! Owl is still wondering if this was a late April Fool prank …!