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Land Studio helping to transform pub in Green Belt project

Land Studio is part of a project team working to transform a derelict pub into a series of bespoke family homes.

 The Stamford Arms pub near Altrincham, hasn’t opened for a decade. Cheshire East Council granted planning approval for the refurb..
 
Land Studio is working with Novo Property Group on the development.
 
18 months in the making, the proposals for this heritage site are within the Cheshire Green Belt. It will see the restoration and conversion of the former pub into nine apartments. The stable block and coach houses will become five mews cottages. There will also be four new bespoke family homes on the former car park.
 
Altrincham-based Project 3 Architects has designed the development.
 
As part of the planning application, Novo worked with Land Studio. They needed to minimise any impact on the Green Belt site’s established trees and hedgerows.
 

Land Studio and their involvement

 
Simon Richards, founder and director of Land Studio, said:
 
“Green Belt is one of the highest levels of designation land can achieve.
 
“We carried out a detailed Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment. Predicted impacts of the proposed scheme were identified. We considered the environment from twelve viewpoint locations in both summer and winter.
 
“We also demonstrated how the new development could be an improvemen. It will have a positive impact on the surrounding landscape character.
 
“We’re proud that the site has received planning permission. Work will soon start to restore the Stamford Arms buildings for a sustainable future.”
 
A spokesperson for Novo Property Group, said:
 
“The Stamford Arms is a building of significant local interest. It’s at the gateway to the village.
 
“The importance of the building has always been at the forefront of our minds. We can’t wait to get started so Little Bollington can be proud of this special building.”
 
Support from local residents have made the approval possible. The Parish Meeting, the Primary School, the Church and the National Trust have helped.
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