Housing Development, Near Sawrey
The client asked ADL to explore the possibilities of developing a redundant orchard in the grounds of their house. A number of issues had to be resolved including trees, a retaining wall to the highway and the proximity of neighbouring properties.
Because of a ‘locals only’ restriction on new build dwellings within the Lake District National Park, it was essential to achieve a minimum three houses to make a viable development profit.
The design took cognisance of the retaining wall and used a existing mature trees to provide screening. Great care was taken to avoid overlooking neighbouring properties. The design is ‘modern traditional’ incorporating local stone and slate.
The client undertook a self-build operation and made a very commendable job for a first time developer.