Red Lees Avenue
The Client had purchased a development plot with outline planning permission for 2no semi-detached houses with adjoining garages, and the brief was to try and maximum the development potential of the plot. We subsequently designed a scheme for 2no detached dwellings with driveways at the front of the properties and large rear garden areas. The Client also wanted the new dwellings to have a high quality appearance, and they were designed with a rustic red facing brick to the external walls and contrasting natural stone dressings. Once planning permission had been obtained we prepared working drawings for building regulations approval and also assisted the Client with project managing the development.
There was a 9” diameter sewer running through the rear of the plot and a 3m easement was required on either side of the sewer, which restricted the position of the dwellings as it fixed the position of the rear elevation of the dwellings, whilst the front elevation of the dwellings could not project too far beyond the approximate building line of the existing properties on Red Lees Avenue.
Because the developable space within the plot was restricted by the sewer easement we incorporated integral garages into the ground floor layout of the dwellings, which allowed us design the site layout with 2no detached houses on the plot as opposed to 2no smaller semi-detached properties and thus maximize the development potential of the plot to the Client’s satisfaction.