Morse Webb Architects have secured planning consent for development and investment company This Land at the former Trinity School in Huntingdonshire.
The approved plans include the conversion of the existing Victorian school buildings and the erection of two semi-detached houses. The scheme aims to deliver spatially efficient, sustainable housing in furtherance of Huntingdonshire’s Local Plan goal of delivering 20,100 new homes by 2036.
Ian Blake from Morse Webb commented: “The planning consent now means that positive re-use of a redundant building can be implemented, providing unique family accommodation within a distinctive heritage asset. The accompanying new dwellings are deliberately understated, to ensure that they don’t distract from the focus of the former Victorian School building. Whilst the planning negotiations were protracted, the final solution achieved agreement from all consultees, including the Parish Council – who were very supportive.”
The plans also include reducing the number of existing parking spaces from 17 to 9 in order to reduce traffic in the local area.
This Land has already acquired a large portfolio of land across Cambridgeshire and is currently involved in multiple fully financed mixed-use development. It is expected that these projects will deliver in excess of 1,600 new homes and drive significant growth in local employment.
The full team of consultants included:
- Architects and Planning – Morse Webb Architects
- Transport Planning – Beacon Transport Planning
- Ecology – AGB Environmental
- Hydrology and Drainage – Plandescil Consulting Engineers
- Heritage Consultants – Morse Webb
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