65 New Homes with Public Open Space // Witheridge, Devon
The practice was appointed to carry out a master planning exercise to explore the development potential for 65 new homes on the 3.85ha site in Witheridge after its allocation in the emerging Local Plan. Working within a project team of planning consultants, consulting engineers, ecologists and landscape architects we produced an indicative site layout proposal and design statements to accompany an outline planning application,which was approved in April 2018.
The site layout is based around a primary street with an element of public open space, and a series of smaller shared surface cul-de-sacs branching off it. As well as creating well designed streetscapes within the development, it was important that the scheme integrated properly with the existing playground to the north. As well as providing positive building frontages to the playground and open space areas, new footpath links fully integrate the development with the existing facilities.