Beccles Road, Thurlton
Location: Thurlton, Norwich
Date: March 2016
Durrants were successful in having this greenfield site designated in the South Norfolk Local Plan for 20 dwellings. Durrants subsequently secured planning permission for a 27 dwelling development. The approved development features single and double storey houses set around an attractive landscaped open space area. South Norfolk Council's Planning Committee voted unanimously in favour of the development in March 2016. The scheme will provide high quality new homes in the village, including much needed affordable homes for local residents. The shared landscaped amenity spaces to the front and central part of the site, together with a playground, will serve as a long term community asset for future residents of the scheme as well as residents of the village.
Grove Farm Development, Stradbroke
Location: Stradbroke, Eye
In March 2016 Durrants secured planning approval for a 44 dwelling development on the edge of Stradbroke. The site context was particularly sensitive, featuring two listed buildings, two historic barns, an exceptional moated site, all set within a Conservation Area. With a visual connection to the village and open countryside, the context demanded a highly respectful design response. The approved development features the conversion of historic barns and housing design reflecting the aspirations of the Suffolk Design Guide. Flooding, ecology, heritage, landscaping, viability and structural challenges were carefully considered and resolved by Durrants in partnership with its sub-consultants. Extensive community engagement underpinned the success of the planning process, with community exhibition and targeted consultation with the local parish council, school and medical practice all undertaken prior to lodgement of the planning and listed building applications.