We’re preparing a planning application for around 140 new homes plus a biodiversity and ecological support site at Stones Farm, to the north of Reeds and Middle Ground in Cricklade, off West Mill Lane, accessed via Jenners Yard, Newland Homes’ recently completed development.
Site location shown in image above.
Wiltshire Council is working on its next local plan, which will deal with development needs up to 2036. This work suggests that another 385 homes are needed in Cricklade to meet the Government’s targets. Land still needs to be found for about 230 of these homes.
As a result Cricklade needs more homes, and Newland Homes is proposing a development that provides these, along with plenty of benefits for Cricklade’s existing community.
Illustrative layout plan
Image above shows indicative plan of proposed new homes
Opportunities from the development
House design and mix
The homes will be designed to be in keeping with Cricklade’s local character, and the number of bedrooms in the new homes will be designed to meet local needs. Proposals include a mix of homes will of open market, affordable (rented and shared), starter homes or first homes (for the under 40’s) as well as self build or custom build.
We envisage building heights to respect and respond to the existing surrounding scale of development, at the edges of the site there is opportunity to reduce the scale of building with single storey bungalows.
40% of the new homes will be affordable, which means that they are built for rent or to buy by local people who can’t otherwise afford a home.
Pic above shows artist impression of how some of the new homes may look at Stones Farm
Above: Graphic talks about climate considerate homes, utilising solar power, air source heat pumps, zero carbon, renewable technologies. Plus waterbutts in gardens for rainwater harvesting, along with a sustainable drainage system for the whole development encouraging ecology and biodiversity.
Habitat support area
• Newland Homes proposal is to build new homes on the field immediately north of the Reeds, however retain two fields to the north of the proposed housing free from development and create a habitat support area which will be protected in perpetuity
• The habitat support area will be designed and managed so that it becomes an extension of North Meadows.
• Rich plant species and ecology and a great place to walk dogs or sit and relax amongst nature.
Feedback on the proposals can be submitted to email@example.com
We would welcome your feedback specifically on:
• The benefits of the Support Site for North Meadow and for the enjoyment for the people of Cricklade
• What type of housing is appropriate for the site (for exam pie 2, 3 or 4 bed room bungalows or houses)
• Do you value homes being ‘carbon zero’?, this currently isn’t a requirement of new housing nationally, but Newland Homes have committed to improving the quality and standard of new homes, with sustainability and ecology at its heart
• Are there any other opportunities the site can consider, footpath links, community space (allotments) or orchards?
You may also post your feedback to:
FEEDBACK CRICKLADE CONSULTATION
Newland Homes Ltd