Planning Design Practice were commissioned by the landowner to prepare and submit an application for residential development on land off Bevan Drive, Inkersall.
The site comprises an area of 3.47 hectares accommodating open grassland with hedgerows to the north and east, woodlands to the south and west and a stream (Trough Brook) running along the western edge. It slopes from east to west down towards Ringwood Lake and the Trough Brook. Staveley Footpath 58 runs north to south along the lower western part of the site.
Inkersall is well related to a number of larger settlements. The site is located less than 1 mile from Hollingwood and Brimington and just over 1 mile from Stavely, all of which offer a wide range of facilities and services in addition to those found within Inkersall itself.
Until it was recently secured the site was used as a cut through to the footpath by members of the public.
Inkersall comprises a mix of modern house types ranging from smaller, apartments and semi-detached properties to large detached houses. The local palette of materials is predominantly a mix of red brick and stone with dark or red tiled roofs. properties tend to be red brick and detached in nature. Boundary treatments are predominantly in the form of hedges.
The design of the scheme took influence from the modern form of the local area while meeting a local need for a mixed density scheme providing a range of properties and family homes.
The scheme provides a broad mix of housing, accommodating smaller 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, terraced and semi-detached properties; medium sized 3/4 bedroom detached family homes.
The application was approved at committee. The next stage is to prepare the finer details of the scheme, including the design of the houses.