Posted on | by Paul Osborne
Avery Hill – Receives Planning Permission
'The vision of this scheme is to create an aspirational place to live in terms of sustainability, environment, amenity and overall excellence of the dwellings. It will have the character and form of New Eltham expressed in contemporary detailed Arts and Crafts Style. The vision for Avery Hill brings with it public access to an additional 1.86 hectares of public parkland beautifully landscaped for the existing and proposed community along with 135 bespoke designed homes. The architecture will pick up on local arts and crafts elements through brick detailing large roofs with swept eaves detailed to provide contemporary living overlooking the newly created park. All proposed houses seek to meet relevant design policies (outlined in this document). The design will enable the community nearby to have a new quicker route to walk or cycle to the station and local amenities. Overall, the sustainability of the whole area will be much improved. Sustainable credentials of the site are excellent i.e. The proximity of the site to station, shops, local amenities and parkland. In summary the new houses and parkland will contribute towards a better quality environment for both local residents and visitors alike. The vision is to complement the character of the existing urban form and preserve and enhance the existing character of the local area. The architecture will be of contemporary design with familiar form and materials that belong to this Arts and Crafts era. There will be high quality spaces and finishes designed to deliver a scheme rich in community interest. The community interaction will be enabled and encouraged by the flexible green space at the heart of the development. A large portion of the housing will benefit from views onto a park, which will have permeable edges to encourage use.