Following a carefully developed optimisation appraisal and feasibility exercises, we’re delighted to have secured Planning Permission for this thoughtfully-designed development of three, two-storey terraced townhouses – each with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and private South-facing gardens – in a side street in North Oxford’s vibrant Summertown, and on a site currently in use as a private carpark.
In addition to maximising the development value of the land, we set out to create a dynamic, yet sympathetic, contemporary scheme - respectful to both the scale and size of the neighbouring buildings. Visually, the development draws comparisons with the forms of traditional 19th Century terraced dwellings found in the Summertown area – particularly referencing a tonal buff brickwork and two-storey arrangement – whilst introducing a contemporary architectural language and detailing to deliver bright, open-plan modern living spaces with clean, minimal glazing and textured brickwork interest. The palette of high-quality materials takes influence from the local vernacular, ensuring that the residential development reflects and respects its surroundings.
Given the proximity to Oxford City Centre and the challenges that brings when it comes to securing Planning Permission – particularly for a change of use of this kind – we’re thrilled with this consent, and very much look forward to seeing these beautiful, low-energy homes progress to site, and in the fullness of time, become available for sale (more to follow on this in due course).
As ever, we worked with a series of supporting consultants and advisors – including JPPC, Blew Burton, Venners Arboriculture and Infrastruct – all of whom played a pivotal role in securing this fantastic consent.