Detailed designs approved for 17 new homes in West Harptree

Detailed designs for 17 new homes and the renovation of Leacroft House in West Harptree have been approved by B&NES Council.

The Reserved Matters application, produced by built environment consultancy Nash Partnership for Whitecroft Developments, builds on outline planning consent secured for the site in November 2015. The approval includes extending and improving Leacroft House, plus access, landscaping, and creating an attenuation pond.

The scheme aims to produce an attractive development that is a suitable addition to West Harptree and one which responds to the village’s distinctive character. Homes have been clustered together to mirror local barn-like typologies and courtyard spaces provided inspiration for the development.

Work is due to begin on site in spring 2017.

Speaking about the approval, Nash Partnership’s Urban Design Director Amanda Taylor said: “After a detailed study of the local context, we developed designs that respond to the village’s existing street patterns and building types to provide modern, innovative new family homes. We’ve paid close attention to the design of all the homes on the site to ensure this is a unique and fitting addition to the village. We are delighted that the designs for this exciting scheme have been approved.”

Whitecroft Developments is a family-run business based in Chelwood which specialises in creating bespoke and high quality homes. The company will construct and manage the development.

– Image: perspective of houses around a shared courtyard