Planning approval has been secured for the erection of an exceptional and innovative dwelling in open countryside within a designated Special Landscape Area. Permission has been granted under Paragraph 79 of the National Planning Policy Framework. Now on the market with Howkins and Harrison, the dwelling approved within the parish of East Haddon has been through rigorous review by a panel of highly qualified architects from the Traditional Architecture Group. Encompassing a total area of 10.31 acres, the proposed development comprises a single new dwelling – extending to just over 6,157 sq ft (572 sq m) – together with associated outbuildings, landscaping, sustainable drainage measures and biodiversity enhancements. Working alongside the clients and project architect Kevin Brown (Collaborative Architecture), FPCR provided site masterplanning, landscape and ecological services as part of the design development and planning application process.
A “ground up” iterative approach to the masterplan for the proposed development ensures that it is responsive to the natural characteristics of the site and works to reinforce and, moreover, enhance local landscape character and ecology. A strong landscape framework will be established as part of the proposed development and will comprise the conservation of the majority of the existing hedgerows and trees, reinforced by significant new structural, tree, hedgerow and shrub planting and the provision of new mixed habitats (including wetland areas as part of the sustainable drainage strategy) to satisfy biodiversity objectives.