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Brick Kiln Pightle


Residential Development

The client came to us with a piece of scrub land on the edges of the small village of Little Dunham that had not been used for agriculture for 50 years. Bounded by piecemeal residential developments on three sides with the fourth enclosed by mature trees and fields beyond, the client had tried obtain permission on a number of previous occasions but narrowly lost at planning committee.

We approached the project by creating a detailed preliminary scheme of a mixture of houses following the varied local vernacular, which we opened up to a public consultation where the village were able to offer their advice on how the design should progress. Based on villager input we modified the scheme to provide some smaller houses for first time buyers, a dwelling for the client and a dwelling for another local family, to help address the current housing need of the village. The scheme also saw improvements to the lane by adding passing places and improving the drainage ditch.

‘Architecture Through Construction – Construction through Architecture’