Newmarket, Suffolk

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1662036521820{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] Client Concertus/Suffolk County Council   Task Prepare Development Brief and Public Consultation material for a site  to be developed for 45 new homes and associated infrastructure. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Role Architect [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]The site is situated adjacent to the George Lambton playing fields to the north of the town.   The purpose of this Development Brief is to provide planning and design guidance for the development of the former St. Felix Middle School, which is allocated in the West Suffolk Site Allocations Local Plan (SALP) for residential development (Policy SA6d).     The Development Brief is a material consideration in the determination of future planning applications on this site.                       [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40px"][qodef_button size="" type="outline" target="_blank" icon_pack="" font_weight="" text="Download Consultation Boards" link="https://bluepencildesigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/St-Felix-Consultation-Boards-V9.pdf"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Dunmow, Essex

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1662033554474{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] Client Baker Metson Ltd   Task Prepare an Outline Planning Application for 72 new homes, a community building and associated infrastructure [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Role Architect [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]The Site is situated adjacent to the existing settlement of Flitch Green, south of The Flitch Way and the hamlet of Little Dunmow.   The challenge was to balance the requirements of the Essex Design Guide, specifically how analysis of the surrounding settlement influenced the layout, with the requirements of Uttlesford District Council to maximise density.     The site will deliver 72 new homes, of which 40% will be affordable. The net density is 30 dph. and the affordable housing mix matches exactly the local authority preferred mix.     The design is based on a combination of townscape influences drawn from the surrounding villages of Felsted, Little Dunmow, Finchingfield and Stebbing. All hoes face out onto open space or movement routes. There is a deep landscape buffer to the western and northern boundaries the site to...

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Mildenhall, Suffolk

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1610457284990{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] Client Suffolk County Council/Concertus   Task Preparation of an Masterplan [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Role Masterplanner [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text] The Public Consultation on a masterplan for up to 1300 homes,  employment land, neighbourhood centre, school and public open space including a SANG is now live at http://westofmildenhall.co.uk [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px"][qodef_button size="" type="outline" target="_blank" icon_pack="" font_weight="" text="Download project sheet" link="https://bluepencildesigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/West-Mildenhall.pdf"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3xbz2P-KCg"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Ipswich, Suffolk

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1615385992359{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] Client Concertus/Suffolk County Council   Task Prepare an Outline Planning Application for 170 new homes and associated infrastructure [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Role Architect [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Copdock and Washbrook is a civil parish in the Babergh district, in the county of Suffolk, England. It covers the villages of Copdock and Washbrook, as well as the hamlets of Coles Green, Mace Green and Washbrook Street. In 2006 the parish had an estimated population of 1,130. Old maps of Copdock show it to be a small, dispersed farming village with a river at its lowest point and defined field boundaries. Old London Road separates the village, to the west, and St Peter’s Church, Copdock Hall, and the Rectory  to the east.   Working with Concertus, Phase 2 Planning, David Jarvis Associates and Ingent, Bluepencil Designs prepared the Design and Access Statement and parameter plans as well as a detailed layout and 3D model to illustrate the capacity of the site and to show how the...

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Epping, Essex

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1644773450019{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] Client Haynes New Homes   Task Prepare an Outline Planning Application for 62 new homes and associated infrastructure [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Role Architect [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]The Site is situated in a village of Thornwood north of Epping  with good connections to the M11, M25 and London  (by road, rail and underground). Working closely with Epping Forest District Council and their Quality Review Panel (QRP), the initial concept of ' Village grouped around a green' (top image) was revisited over eight iterations to reach the final design (centre image) which has a much more compact  and dense urban form than the original scheme.   The challenge was to balance the requirements of the Essex Design Guide, specifically how analysis of the surrounding settlement  influences the layout, with the requirements of the Council and its QRP. Part of the site is allocated for development but the number of homes and the associated open space, surface water drainage, access and retention of trees was...

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Bramford, Suffolk

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1636555062004{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] Client Concertus/Suffolk County Council   Task Prepare an Outline Planning Application for 114 new homes and associated infrastructure [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Role Architect [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Bramford is situated just over two miles north-west of Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk, and has been in existence for well over 1,000 years. The River Gripping has always been central to the lives of the people and the name of the village suggests that it began life as a favoured crossing point.   Working with Concertus, Phase 2 Planning, David Jarvis Associates and Ingent, Bluepencil Designs prepared the Design and Access Statement and parameter plans as well as a detailed layout and 3D model to illustrate the capacity of the site and to show how the neighbourhood plan could be delivered. The very constrained site was criss crosses with underground utilities and existing footpaths and hedgerows. The layout was carefully designed to create a new development with interesting views, vistas and 'events' as one...

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Lowestoft, Suffolk

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1610457284990{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] Client Suffolk County Council/Concertus   Task Preparation of an Masterplan [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Role Masterplanner [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text] The Public Consultation on a masterplan for up to 1300 homes,  employment land, neighbourhood centre, school and public open space including a SANG is now live at northoflowestoft.co.uk [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40px"][qodef_button size="" type="outline" target="_blank" icon_pack="" font_weight="" text="Download project sheet" link="https://bluepencildesigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/North-of-Lowestoft-Garden-Village.pdf"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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Weeley, Essex

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1613749004725{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] Client Rose   Task Preparation of Capacity Study and Detailed 3D models of 25 housetypes [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Role Architect [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]The site has Outline Planning permission for 270 new houses, a School and a commercial Zone and sits adjacent to the offices of Tendring District Council, the Local Authority who gave the permission.   Bluepencil were commissioned to prepare drawings and Design Statement for a detailed application. The first task was to undertake a capacity study showing how the precise mix and number of housetypes could be accommodated on the site.   All 25 housetypes, as well as garages, carports and flats over garages (Fogs) were modelled in detail in 3D. Another set of 3D  data linked housetypes were also modelled so that a detailed schedule of accommodation and total net internal area could be provided for each iteration of the layout. As the brief changed several times during the design development, this was an essential tool for the client...

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Finchingfield, Essex

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1647095318175{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] Client Huntstowe Land   Task Preparation of an Outline Planning Application - Planning consent achieved in 2021 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Role Architect [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Finchingfield has been called the most beautiful village in England, a "picture-postcard" village and one of the most photographed, with a duck pond and village green surrounded by Georgian and medieval cottages; St John the Baptist Church on the hill; an eighteenth-century windmill; three public houses; Post Office; tea rooms; a hall; a primary school; and a doctor's surgery. It often appears in television programmes, films, and commercials, as well as on chocolate boxes, biscuit tins, and other products.   The illustrative layout shows dispersed housing at the edges and a traditional streetscape in the centre with buildings directly fronting the street. There is open space and a pond at the entrance to the site and informal green swathes (characteristic of the edge of village landscape found in this part of Essex) around which the new housing...

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Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1647095443029{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] Client Class Q   Task Preparation of an Outline Planning Application for 73 dwellings - Planning consent achieved in 2021 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Role Architect [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]The site at Strawberry Farm was used as a cherry orchard with an existing access to the east of the site. To the north of the site is the farm with its collection of agricultural buildings. To the south is a railway line and to the west is open countryside.   The layout shows the retention of all existing trees, with the exception of the orchard itself, a strong landscape buffer on all sides, a public open space in the centre and further open spaces containing detention basins and wildflower meadows.   Key buildings are located at gateways and vista stops. All open spaces have buildings fronting on to them. There is a well balanced range of dwelling types from 1 bed apartments to four bedroom houses. The illustrative layout is very detailed for an...

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