We are delighted to have this morning received unanimous approval at committee from New Forest National Park Authority for a replacement family dwelling in North Gorley. The design for ‘Oaklands’ has been an evolving process, with continued reference to the New Forest Design Guide and working closely with Chapman Lily Planning to create a contemporary yet sensitive proposal, compliant with the planning policies of the New Forest Park Authority.
The design of the proposed dwelling borrows from the local vernacular with the intention for the materials to naturally weather and patinate over time; the timber cladding will silver and fade, and the handmade brick will draw in lichen and moss.
The dwelling form is broken up into varying elements, reflecting a traditional form and helping to define the hierarchy of living and service zones designed around the requirements of the family.
Landscape and planting will further integrate the house with it’s picturesque rural New Forest setting. Native planting will further reinforce the private and secluded setting.
The use of traditional materials, coupled with informed construction detailing will see the creation of an exciting, sustainable and appropriate family dwelling that will enhance and integrate with its surroundings.
We look forward to now working with our client to deliver this exciting project on site!