We worked with the landowners to find solutions for redundant farm buildings in a sustainable village in Essex.
The village was a relatively new settlement, with a spike in housing growth in the 1970s, but since then developments had been resisted by Maldon District Council. This had led to the closure of shops and the doctor's surgery. We felt that this was wrong, especially as the village benefited from a train station making it a wholly sustainable location for new development.
Following careful negotiations with Maldon District Council we applied for 30 homes on the site. We set out a robust case, but also sensitive to local needs. Planning permission was eventually secured.
We interviewed many developers for the site, but were drawn to David Wilson Homes who proposed building fewer homes on the site to better meet local demand.