Chris Austin

14th March 2013

Planning Permission Granted at Harborough Avenue, Sheffield


Planning permission has been granted for 21 new homes for Pennine 2000 / Synergy Housing Solutions Ltd at Harborough Avenue, Sheffield.. Located in the Manor Park area of the city, the site will provide 2 wheelchair accessible bungalows, and five mobility houses in addition to 14 general needs and Lifetime homes. All dwellings will achieve a 15% improvement over Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 .

Occupying a prominent corner site, the layout establishes defined frontages onto Harborough Avenue and Raynald Road. These frontages are further consolidated through tree-planting to aid in sheltering the streetscape and to formalise the relationship between buildings and the streets they occupy. The regimented frontage onto Harborough Avenue is a counterpoint to the planning of its immediate surroundings, offering an identity that corresponds with the amenities opposite. This pattern fragments as it turns the corner onto Raynald Road. As houses ‘march’ up the hill their forms become more angular in response to the neighbouring properties. Accessible bungalows and a short terrace of LTH-compliant houses occupy a shared-surface court in the middle of the site which is accessed off Harborough Avenue and will be landscaped to soften its edges

The development is due for completion in March 2014.