Land west of London Road, St Ippolyts
The below image is our masterplan for 62 mixed new homes with associated public open space and on site infrastructure on the land to the west of London Road:
Our site masterplan – click here to view a PDF version
Key features include:
- 62 homes
- 189 parking spaces (116 residential spaces, 8 single garages, 23 double garages & 19 visitor bays
- Vehicle access from London Road
- Public Right of Way retained linking Waterdell Lane to Half Handkerchief Lane
- Ice House retained
- Area of open space to the south-west
- Attenuation pond in the eastern corner
As the masterplan shows, the homes proposed for the western field will not extend any further than the edge of development set by Nos. 81-97 Waterdell Lane, with the area beyond that line given over to an extensive area of public open space. In the eastern field, a ‘back-to-back’ relationship is created with the existing properties along Waterdell Lane, using their long gardens as a buffer to maximise the distance between new and existing homes, and enabling the retention of most of the existing trees that form part of the field boundary.
As you can see in the following landscape strategy plan, the intention is for a considerable portion of the site to be landscaped public or private open space:
Our landscape strategy plan – click here to view a PDF version
The trees and hedgerows along Half Handkerchief Lane, London Road and behind the properties on Waterdell Lane will be retained as much as possible and supplemented with new planting. Along the south-western boundary, the gap in the hedgerow will be filled in with new trees and shrubs, helping to create a significant landscape buffer along this boundary that helps mitigate the physical and visual impact of the development.