Andrew Chapman

28th January 2013

Planning Approval for 46 Homes in Bradford

Planning Approval has been granted for a residential development at an undeveloped Brownfield Site for our client: Home Housing. The site is approximately 1.1 Hectares in area and lies adjacent to Bolton Road in Bradford, approximately 1 mile north of the city centre.

The proposal is to create a 46 no. dwelling residential development, with associated gardens and access parking. This includes a mixture of 14 no. semi-detached blocks and 5 no. terraced blocks, with the majority of the plots accessed from a new shared surface area. Each of the units is to achieve full Secure by Design Certification and they have been designed to meet Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3.

The units have been situated across the site to predominantly take advantage of the rural views beyond. Side gabled dwellings intentionally face Bolton Road; opposite the existing row of terraces to enable permeability through the site. The will maintain their existing views through the development as opposed to blocks of terraces which would mask the views across the site. Dwellings backing onto the western boundary can also take advantage of the views of the Boars Well Urban Wildlife Reserve adjacent to the site.

The architectural style of the buildings reflects traditional domestic forms of gables and pitched roofs with the scale and proportion of the blocks echoing the character of the nearby street scenes. The dwellings are a mixture of red brick and artificial stone with off-white render to the majority of the gables, which act as ‘book-ends’ to the terraced blocks. Ginnels are also provided to the terraces to enable through access to the rear garden spaces.