This speculative development proposes up to 53 dwellings, including 35% affordable, sustainably located on the edge of Riddings.
One of the key aims of the National Planning Policy Framework is to deliver a wide choice of high quality homes, by boosting significantly the supply of housing. This is a significant factor for any ‘edge of settlement’ land opportunity and increasingly important given the increasing lack of housing development and a potential looming national housing crisis.
The speculative development proposes up to 53 dwellings (including 35% affordable) sustainably located on the edge of Riddings. The site was originally part of the Oakes Estate and in the 1970’s it was part of a large field that covered the whole of what is now the adjacent Valley View Road development. The very enclosed nature of this site and our design response to it, ensures that even though it is outside the built framework of Riddings, is not visible in an area of open countryside.
The proposals illustrate the principles of sustainable development, by promoting a stronger, safer and more vibrant community in Riddings whilst providing a supply of housing to meet local needs. As is often the case, despite a recommendation from Amber Valley Borough Council planning officers for approval, members refused and the approval was granted ‘on appeal’.
- Transportation Engineering
- Transportation Assessment
- Flood Risk Assessment
Halsall lloyd Partnership
The speculative development proposes up to 53 dwellings (including 35% affordable) sustainably located on the edge of Riddings.