Planning approval was granted on Monday 9th January for residential development at Stanton Harcourt in Oxfordshire.
FPCR provided masterplanning and arboricultural services for this unusual site, which is located on part of a former WWII airfield. The scheme was complicated by the presence of several airfield buildings which the Local Planning Authority were keen to retain and incorporate into the scheme. Some careful design work was carried out by FPCR architects to suggest how these seemingly utilitarian buildings could be converted into attractive dwellings to complement the overall design whilst fitting into the adjacent village settlement form. Our ecologists were involved in the retention of these airfield features which included a 9m high former water tower, proposed to be retained as a ‘bat hotel’ with bat windows and access points providing opportunities for roosting.