Following the purchase of the site with outline planning by the Settle Group, we have been working towards detailed planning approvals that will provide 53 affordable homes for local families.
Situated on a sloping site at the edge of the village of Upper Gravenhurst in Bedfordshire, and with impressive views across the Chiltern Hills, the site has been designed to suit the edge of countryside location and provide views into and out of the development. The design includes additional spacing between houses, pockets of soft landscaping to provide visual links to the surrounding land at the southern boundary, and parking spaces between houses rather than along the street edge.
Predominantly traditional in form, the approved buildings exhibit a fusion of the traditional and contemporary. Brick detailing, building orientations, roof forms and entrance features provide variety and interest while drawing on the appearance of existing houses in the village. And new or extended landscaped areas will assist in the ecological enhancement on the site.