Studio Moren has gained planning consent from Tendring District Council for a scheme of 86 new homes on the edge of the village of Great Oakley, Essex. The 3.7ha development, for Great Oakley Development Ltd, features a mix of bungalows, terraced, detached and semi-detached homes.
The development design is said to have involved various stakeholders such as the Parish Council, the Tendring Planning Authority and members of the local community. Studio Moren partner Mark Wood said the result will be a “highly contextualised extension to the local village, with architecturally rich and varied streetscapes, acting as a positive contributor to the local area”.
Collaborating with landscape architect Turkington Martin, Studio Moren’s site layout incorporates a series of varied landscaping features, which aims to connect the development with the local community and the wider rural landscape, as well as provide a sustainable environment for fauna and flora.
Studio Moren said sustainability has been a “key driver” with this scheme, including measures such as electric charging points and air source heat pumps fitted to every dwelling and solar roof panels to power the community building. New trees will be planted across the site and existing hedgerows will be supplemented with native species, with the addition of bird and bat boxes and insect hotels.
Developer: Great Oakley Development Ltd
Architect: Studio Moren
Planning Consultant: Smith Jenkins
Landscape Architect: Turkington Martin
Traffic consultants: Campbell Reith