Little Melton

Lanpro successfully obtained outline planning permission at appeal for residential development on the edge of Little Melton, Norfolk.

Lanpro have designed this high quality residential development in Little Melton on the outskirts of Norwich.

The landscape led development proposes 30 bespoke house types which provide contextual design in a village setting.

The layout of the development makes the best use of the site, allowing for ecological constraints.  A crescent shaped spine road curves around a central green space which contains a pond and communal public open space. Many of the houses benefit from views over the green space.

The development provides multiple landscape and biodiversity enhancements including; a perennial meadow within the centre open space, front gardens with hedges and trees, and an avenue of street trees; all of which enhance the street scene.

Variety and character within the development is gained through a larger number of house types and materials.

The design of the proposed dwellings takes references from the character and style of the site’s rural village location and existing agricultural vernacular, utilising a ‘barn style’ concept with a contemporary interpretation. The choice of materials creates a simple and coherent design response. The refined materials palette and carefully considered contemporary detailing, provides a high quality residential scheme which sits well within the overall landscape

Lanpro successfully argued on behalf of Glavenhill Limited that the Greater Norwich Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) 2017 (which showed the Council to be able to demonstrate a 5-year supply of housing within the Norwich Policy Area) could be afforded only “limited weight” in the determination process, having not been subject to Examination in Public. The Inspector agreed that the Council’s inability to demonstrate a 5-year supply against their adopted Local Plan requirement, triggered the presumption in favour of sustainable development set out in both Local and National Planning Policy. The Inspector concluded that the development would be of social and economic benefit and that any harm would not significantly and demonstrably outweigh these benefits.

 

Lanpro have designed this high quality residential development in Little Melton on the outskirts of Norwich.

The landscape led development proposes 30 bespoke house types which provide contextual design in a village setting.

The layout of the development makes the best use of the site, allowing for ecological constraints.  A crescent shaped spine road curves around a central green space which contains a pond and communal public open space. Many of the houses benefit from views over the green space.

The development provides multiple landscape and biodiversity enhancements including; a perennial meadow within the centre open space, front gardens with hedges and trees, and an avenue of street trees; all of which enhance the street scene.

Variety and character within the development is gained through a larger number of house types and materials.

The design of the proposed dwellings takes references from the character and style of the site’s rural village location and existing agricultural vernacular, utilising a ‘barn style’ concept with a contemporary interpretation. The choice of materials creates a simple and coherent design response. The refined materials palette and carefully considered contemporary detailing, provides a high quality residential scheme which sits well within the overall landscape

Lanpro successfully argued on behalf of Glavenhill Limited that the Greater Norwich Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) 2017 (which showed the Council to be able to demonstrate a 5-year supply of housing within the Norwich Policy Area) could be afforded only “limited weight” in the determination process, having not been subject to Examination in Public. The Inspector agreed that the Council’s inability to demonstrate a 5-year supply against their adopted Local Plan requirement, triggered the presumption in favour of sustainable development set out in both Local and National Planning Policy. The Inspector concluded that the development would be of social and economic benefit and that any harm would not significantly and demonstrably outweigh these benefits.

 

Project: Little Melton, Norfolk – Planning Appeal
Client Name: Glavenhill Limited
Council Name: South Norfolk District Council
Disciplines:
Planning + Development
Archaeology + Heritage
Architecture
Hannah Smith (Associate Director)
T: 01603 559463
"The Inspector concluded that the development would be of social and economic benefit and that any harm would not significantly and demonstrably outweigh these benefits."
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