Warrington BC has given the go-ahead to construct 6 six-bedroom luxurious detached houses on the former Cotebrook House care home site. The house has stood empty for over two years and will be demolished as part of the plans.
Urban Green was appointed by Lane End Developments to deliver multi-disciplinary design and environmental services as part of a detailed planning application. Arboriculture and ecology surveys were carried out with clear recommendations that were coordinated with the The landscape design proposals include enhanced and strengthening the boundary to Greenbelt through the retention of existing TPO trees and improved understorey planting. The low-density development intentionally minimises the built form and sits within its landscape setting around retained trees, with a carefully selected material and planting palette to ensure that an appropriate quality finish is achieved. Footpath and access improvements are also proposed along Oughtrington Lane.
Martin King, director said “The site is sensitive given its Greenbelt status and the building is listed locally, so careful consideration had to be given along with close liaison with the planning authority to ensure an appropriate development was brought forward. The low quantum of development and resultant layout designed within the landscape and existing trees will sensitively add to the residential offer in the area so it’s great to gain the support of the authority and planning consent. We look forward to working with the team on the next stages through to implementation next year”.