Grainge Architects and Eagle One Homes submitted a planning application recently to East Devon District Council for 900 new homes, a primary school, community allotments, play areas and sports pitches at Mosshayne. The development site to the west of Mosshayne Lane borders the proposed Clyst Valley Regional Park which is included in the draft East Devon Local Plan.
The scheme is designed around existing lanes which will be kept as safe pedestrian and cycle routes. Exisitng trees and landscaping are being enhanced to ensure rural views are retained and the impact on the housing on the existing housing and countryside is minimised. Our scheme links into a previously approved scheme at Tithebarn where 580 new homes were granted permission.
The scheme was developed in conjunction with the East Devon District Council Planning Team. An urban design framework is proposed whereby the key attributes of the design are set within the outline planning application. Key principles such as the road network, street hierarchy, public spaces and character areas are all defined within the outline design. Essentially the strategic principles of the design are the subject of any outline application. Enough design information is developed to allow a series of design parameters to be established. Items covered often include massing, road layout, drainage principle, broad highway engineering principles and aesthetic influences.
When the scheme is approved a subsequent reserved matters application will be submitted which clarifies the detailed design of the planning application.
Grainge Architects are currently involved in delivering approximately 2000 new homes across the South West including the following projects:
- 700 homes – Seabrook Orchards, Exeter.
- 90 homes – Blackawton, South Hams.
- 100 homes – Chagford, Dartmoor National Park.
- 42 homes – South Brent, Dartmoor National Park.
- 241 homes – Exmouth, East Devon District Council.
- 900 homes – Mosshayne, East Devon District Council.
Clearly the South West is experiencing a huge increase in house building. Our workload demonstrates this increase in activity which is great news for both the construction sector and the region.