LHC were commissioned to develop a masterplan and landscape strategy for a mixed-use scheme of up to 250 new homes, plus potential commercial/retail space within a local centre, on land to the east of Cranbrook as part of the extension to the wider Cranbrook development area.
Architecture, Urban Design & Masterplanning, Landscape
Outline Application submitted December 2014
Undertaken for Land Value Alliances, the development will deliver much needed open market and affordable housing for the area.
The proposed scheme creates a balance of urban form and landscape that maximises the site’s assets and creates an efficient, high quality development. The illustrative masterplan demonstrates a strong green infrastructure network that retains existing site boundary trees, hedges and features and integrates them into a site-wide landscape design.
The built form comprises a mix of 3 storey flats and townhouses providing a strong frontage to the proposed central space and main green infrastructure corridor along the eastern edge of the site. The remainder of the site will be 2 storey with a mix of terraced, semi-detached and detached houses to provide the proposed mix of houses.
The primary access route runs south – north with access roads running east – west, providing opportunities for southerly aspects for the majority of dwellings and supporting the use of photovoltaics/solar thermal panels, and high quality private gardens.