TOR was appointed to develop a sensitive masterplan to secure outline planning permission on this unallocated site at Lower Stondon, Bedfordshire.
This village infill site required a careful approach to its design, forming the new southern gateway and edge to the village. Working closely with the landscape consultant and case officer, the masterplan that was developed aimed to maximise the benefit of the site’s attractive landscape setting. Views both from and to the site were a key consideration and the sensitive layout enabled the landscape structure to seamlessly link to the built form, resulting in an attractive and defensible southern edge to the village.
A strong design rationale, coupled with a positive dialogue with the local authority, helped to secure a planning permission for up to 85 homes on an unallocated site in an authority with an established 5-year housing supply.
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Our team offers town planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and environmental planning (including environmental impact assessment, heritage and ecology) services. We have a unique skillset and approach that deals creatively with challenging planning situations to deliver commercially viable solutions across all sectors of the economy.
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