Weeley, Essex




Preparation of Capacity Study and Detailed 3D models of 25 housetypes


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 and their marketing department.


11 versions of the layout and 3 sets of housetypes were provided. The project is unfinished.