We are proposing 34 new homes on land off Breach Avenue in Southbourne.
We have carefully considered the appearance of the local area when designing our proposed homes to ensure that they would sit comfortably in their setting and be a positive addition to the local community. With this is mind, we are proposing a traditional design approach with a select palette of materials to compliment the local vernacular in line with the made Southbourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan - these include stock brick, tile hanging, weatherboarding, feature oak porches, plain tile and reconstituted slate.
The overall scale, density and massing of the proposed development is sympathetic to the surrounding settlement and both embraces and enhances the landscape setting, creating a cohesive scheme where the environment, landscape and build form work together.
We propose a mix of:
This mix includes affordable units across all housing types and means that our development would cater to a wide range of needs including first-time buyers, families and older couples who wish to downsize.
Our mix of units across the site is a considered response to the local housing needs. We propose to locate dispersed two storey homes on the western portion of the site where the existing tree cover of the retained and enhanced orchard would provide extensive visual mitigation, with the remaining development focused along the eastern boundary.
Extensive and considerate planting and open space throughout the site would give a feeling of tranquility and spaciousness and is reflective of this village setting.
We recognise that there are concerns about the access to the site from Breach Avenue and to potential traffic impacts on Stein Road from additional vehicle movements. Whilst the previous outline planning application has considered these points and in granting the planning consent the Inspector felt the proposals were satisfactory on this matter, we will also look to:
The site falls within Flood Zone 1 meaning the site is not at risk of flooding. In terms of surface and foul water drainage, conditions imposed as part of the outline permission will ensure that appropriate details are provided that will satisfy the requirements of the drainage authority.