Posted: 13.01.21 at 15:52 by The Editor
Plans have been submitted for 62 homes on the edge of Oakham.
Mr Gareth Ball and Ms Amy Ball, plus Ben Ward of Rosconn Strategic Land, Stratford Upon Avon, seek to build the homes off Braiunston Road.
The outline planning application includes associated landscaping, open space and access, drainage and services infrastructure, with access off Braunston Road.
The site presently a 3.38ha agricultural field, but if approved, it would contain 43 market and 19 affordable homes.
The application to Rutland County Council says the site is in a sustainable location close to facilities, including a bus service and is 1km from Oakham town centre.
The proposals include significant areas of green infrastructure and useable open space including a children’s play area and green corridors through the centre and along the eastern and western boundaries of the site.
There would also be hedgerows to the boundaries of the site, which will be enhanced with native species planted. Species rich wildflower meadow and log piles are proposed that will provide further opportunities for wildlife enhancement.
The homes would use materials and a design to reflect the 'local vernacular' . It would be "a high quality scheme that complements and enhances the character of Oakham and its surroundings."
It would also be "a scheme which provides high quality new homes, including greatly needed affordable housing, ecological enhancements with biodiversity benefits and the provision of landscaped areas of informal public open space.
Recommending approval, the application also said its design would support crime prevention and community safety with the development overlooking public spaces and streets.
It added: "The proposals are of a scale that is proportionate to the size of the settlement, and will not have any adverse affects in terms of highway safety, amenity of neighbours, flood risk, heritage, ecology or any other environmental factors.
"The proposals will create a high quality development which respects and complements the existing character of the surrounding area and the local town context."