Leeds-based practice ArkleBoyce has submitted outline plans for a 100-home scheme on the outskirts of Grantham, Lincolnshire
The emerging firm described the proposal for the 4.4ha plot in Harrowby Lane as a ‘contextual garden village prototype’ which integrates architecture and landscape design.
According to practice co-founder Graham Boyce, the scheme will feature a new village green which aims to ‘create a strong identity to link the new and existing developments’.
He said: ‘The masterplan and landscape design respond sensitively to the site topography, and carefully consider its visual impact on the surrounding townscape. Our approach creates the appearance of village streets which have emerged over time to form an attractive character redolent of many of the surrounding villages.
‘A central green spine based on shared-space principles creates a harmonious neighbourhood for residents whilst opening up the site and its elevation for enjoyment by all.’
Explaining the designs of the homes, he added: ’Architecturally the dwellings will have a polite calmness about their design; with proportion and scale key to their appearance.
’Careful and sensitive design of primary facades and a family of details for windows, entrances and recessed porches, will ensure the design forms its own identity without reverting to pastiche or imitation.’
ArkleBoyce’s outline plans for a prototype garden village on the outskirts of Grantham (April 2017) - extended site
Location Harrowby Lane, Gratham, Lincolnshire
Type of project Residential/housing – outline planning application
Architect ArkleBoyce Architects
Landscape architect Urban Wilderness
Structural engineer Curtins (drainage, flooding and transport)
Gross site area 4.4ha