The design strategy for the proposed housing development is to introduce a sensitive residential development within the village of Haxey, whilst providing comfortable and environmentally sustainable spaces to live in. The new houses should compliment the predominant character of the area; addressing the street frontage along Haxey Lane/Low Street, in consistent and sympathetic form; whilst creating an inviting range of house types once within the development to encourage the integration of different groups and generations to the village – creating a diverse and vibrant community.
The strategy is applied to the new development by creating a collection of varying houses; single storey and two storey; detached and semi-detached; and large or affordable. In each case, the plots adapt to the site constraints around them; in areas where the potential impact of overlooking and massing are a concern, the proposed buildings are either reduced in height to single storey dwellings, or amended in form by creating an ‘L’ shaped footprint; reducing the massing to the rear of the plot, whilst focusing views within the owner’s plot rather than the opposite dwelling. These plots are also orientated towards the south, where larger, full height openings take advantage of the views, natural daylight and solar gain.