Harrow Estates PLC
Cotswold District Council
Key Project Information
- The site was a brownfield site that now provides residential development to meet identified local need and demand.
- The project provided enhanced opportunities for public open space with the provision of new park land areas and improved public access.
The Outline planning consent was achieved within a year for Harrow Estates for 150 new homes, 22 acres of Public Open Space, Woodland, and a site for a Community Centre.
As an area of outstanding natural beauty there were a number of additional challenges to consider, the sensitive location on the edge of the lake, Cotswold design guidelines, the views of the local community and the habitat of a European protected species, the Great Crested newt.
The green infrastructure designed into the masterplan created a unique setting for the 150 new homes and included the existing watercourse, existing woodland and new water’s edge park which creates new routes and
spaces within the masterplan.
The development proposals were not considered to have a detrimental affect on the Cotswold Water Park and will enhanced the landscape and biodiversity of the area through measures including the re-grading of
the lakeside edge, implementation of a woodland management plan and improvements to the partially restored grassland areas.
The landscape strategy was created to ensure the proposed development positively contributes to the character of the site and its surroundings.