LHC were commissioned by Homes England to prepare an outline planning application for a mixed-use development at a disused factory site in the East Devon town of Colyton.
The urban design team undertook Visual and Context Appraisals and developed a masterplan which, after public consultation, was submitted to East Devon planning department in 2018.
The 80,000 sq ft CeramTec factory site on Sidmouth Road will be transformed to include 72 new dwellings, including affordable housing, areas of open space, employment buildings and landscaping.
Planning consent was granted in September 2019.
Urban Design & Masterplanning
Mixed Use, Residential
Outline planning granted Sept 2019
The scheme will achieve the sympathetic demolition and redevelopment of this 80,000 sq ft disused factory site, which is out of character with the historic centre of Colyton.
A high quality design which is in keeping with the character of this attractive and ancient town in the Coly Valley.
It will provide a range of house types to meet local needs, including a high proportion of two bedroom homes. Six employment units will help to meet local requirements for small, serviced offices.
Retention and enhancement of key landscape and ecological features, and provision of a new public green space in the western part of the town.
Creation of a safe, attractive and low-speed environment for people to comfortably walk and cycle within the site, connecting the site with the existing facilities in the surrounding area.