The architecture and materials are designed to respect the character of the local area. Against the rural backdrop the homes have a contemporary feel with clean simple lines, generous windows, and brick corbelling to provide a detail at a human scale to entrances. Garages and car parks will be generally placed on plots behind the building line to minimise the impact of cars on public spaces. All homes are carefully positioned to ensure clear views out of windows and a positive relationship with the topography and with the retained mature trees on the site.
This development presents an exemplar of how high quality public sector land can be brought to the market, creating a model for similar green belt sites in or near town centre locations. It provides much-needed affordable family housing in response to local need and is designed to very high standards.