Residential Development on Land off North Avenue, Darley Abbey
The Proposed Development
Planning Design Practice have been instructed by the landowner to prepare an outline planning application for residential development on land off North Avenue, Darley Abbey.
The proposed development comprises up to 49 dwellings which it is anticipated will be made up of a small number of flats alongside terraced, semi-detached and detached houses and allow for a choice of housing tenures. A variation in the scale of dwellings will provide the opportunity to deliver both family-sized and smaller units.
The scheme has evolved through a rigorous design process following the refusal of the previous application for residential development on this site in September 2014. We have worked closely with LDA Design in amending the illustrative masterplan to ensure that a deliverable and attractive scheme can be achieved.
There are a number of key changes to the masterplan since the previous application, including:
• Relocation of the proposed point of access;
• Introduction of a broader mix of housing and provision of open space;
• Introduction of a discontinuous and low density edge to the eastern and northern perimeters of the site in response to concerns about the impact on the World Heritage Site;
• Creation of a street pattern that more closely reflects that of North and South Avenue.
The planning application comprises a number of supporting documents which include the following:
● Green Wedge Assessment;
● Ecological Survey;
● Topographical Survey;
● Flood Risk Assessment;
● Heritage Statement;
● Transport Statement;
● Archaeological Appraisal; and
● Planning Statement.
The layout of the development has been informed by a rigorous design process in order to respond to the site constraints and its local context, as detailed in the submitted documents. This proposal will provide high quality homes in a desirable location to meet an acknowledged need for housing.
Illustrative Site Layout
The Illustrative layout responds to the previous reasons for refusal. It has been subject to a rigorous design process to demonstrate that an overall layout can be provided that is of a high quality design that would relate well to existing housing in the locality. The proposal will also ensure it does not have a significant detrimental impact on the World Heritage Site. It has also been demonstrated that the development would not harm any of the identified functions, or conflict with the essential characteristics of Green Wedges.
The proposed development is considered to offer a range of benefits to the community and future occupiers including:
• Close proximity to local amenities;
• Good public transport, cycle and road connections to wider amenities;
• Visually contained development in a mature setting;
• High degree of permeability, with the introduction of new pedestrian and cycle ways;
• New public open space and play provision;
• New footpath link providing access to the river to the east and Darley and Nutwood Local Nature Reserve to the south;
How to Comment
An outline application has been submitted to Derby City Council for consideration. If you wish to comment on the proposals this can be done by visiting the Council's ePlanning Service and search for application number 06/15/00720