HTA Design’s Planning Team secured planning committee approval on 23rd April 2018 for 19 new homes on Wedmore Estate on behalf of LB Islington.
The proposal is a mixed tenure scheme, comprising 12 new affordable homes, of which 10 are for social rent and 2 homes are for shared ownership. The remaining seven homes are for private sale.
The development site lies within Wedmore Estate, adjacent to the existing four blocks of housing. The scheme designed by Burrell Foley Fischer provides the 19 dwellings in one new L-shaped block fronting onto the street, ranging in height from 2 to 6 storeys. The Wedmore Estate is Islington’s oldest Estate, and the architectural response reflects the features of the existing blocks, and at the same creates a distinct identity for the new development. The scheme provides four three-bedroom affordable tenure maisonettes with front doors onto the street; the remaining units are flats of one, two and three-bedrooms.
The area to be developed as the new housing block is currently occupied by a car park and children’s play area. The proposal will rationalise the car parking provision, and move the children’s play area to adjoin the existing communal garden which will be retained. The proposal also includes a new community room for the storage of garden equipment, soft landscaping, 16 new trees and an improvement to the existing lighting between the residential blocks on the Estate.
The application received unanimous support from Members at Planning Committee on 23rd April. The scheme was praised for its design which is in keeping with the Estate, bringing benefits to new and future residents.
This is the third LB Islington scheme on which HTA Planning has collaborated with Burrell Foley Fischer, successfully achieving planning permission: 41 homes on Parkview Estate were granted permission in October 2017, and 41 homes on Dixon Clark Court were granted permission in March this year.