Garston, Hertfordshire

Client
Inland Homes

 

Task

Preparation of drawings and Design & Access Statement for Outline Planning application for 107 new homes and public open space

Role
Masterplanner

The design rationale for this site came from a need to create a landscaped buffer to the M1 Motorway to the east and at the same time maximise views of the adjacent golf course to the west.

 

Houses are arranged in short streets which create unique mini neighbourhoods and small communities of residents. These streets are slightly angled to create views into the golf courses for  most of the properties.

 

Each street is different and the landscaped areas will be individually designed to give a unique sense of place to each street.

 

Apartments are arranged to the eastern side, overlooking the landscaped open space and along the primary road. These are  larger buildings and the landscaped space between them and the eastern boundary gives them an appropriately scaled setting. 

 

These three storey buildings mark the entrances to the short streets and at the same time help reduce noise to the smaller houses and gardens behind them.

 

The urban grain and street orientation reflects the existing settlement patterns in the surrounding area.

 

Planning Consent was granted in 2018 and properties are now (2020) selling well.

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