Our architects and sustainability experts have submitted a planning application for 200 homes in Battle, East Sussex. Our vision for Blackfriars is to develop a highly sustainable contemporary housing development, which is future proofed for the transition to Zero Carbon while also respecting the local heritage and landscape.

Our team utilised the challenging site constraints and winding spine road to create three distinct pockets of habitation allowing for differing yet symbiotic design rational whilst maintaining the local vernacular across the development. The planning concept also reflects the requirement for modern methods of construction to be utilised in the delivery of the scheme.

To reflect Rother District Council’s current work in developing a carbon neutral vision for 2030, the desire to tackle the climate crisis needs to drive the vision and design for any new developments in the area. We have been instructed by the council to provide architectural and sustainability services up to and including a Reserved Matters Application (RMA) for a housing development, following the receipt of outline planning permission being granted in 2019.
The plans submitted for approval aim to create a distinct sense of place that draws materiality and character from the local area, while also meeting the challenges of a highly sustainable and connected community. The defining qualities of the development have been designed to be a rich, green landscaped setting with distinctive pedestrian routes and a mix of maisonettes and houses alongside shared amenities and garden space.