HPH Ltd make joint housing application with Kevin McCloud's Hab Housing in Warminster
Proposals to develop land adjacent to Boreham Road have been supported by Warminster Town Council.
Landowner HPH Ltd has joined forces with Hab Housing - the property development and place-making business set up by Kevin McCloud in 2007 - to bring forward a scheme to create 35 new homes on the site. A final decision will be made by Wiltshire Council’s Western Area Planning Committee.
HPH and Hab share a similar ethos of sustainability and environmental responsibility, coupled with a desire to create buildings sensitive to their context and setting. Their aim is to create a development with its own unique identity and style – a contrast to the offer from high volume traditional house builders.
Following on from the self-build theme originally promoted on the site in the original Town Council backed Neighbourhood Development Order, HPH and Hab are proposing a scheme of houses that will provide buyers with customised options to create a home suited to their specific needs. It will also maximise the benefits of the wonderful setting and create new public open spaces and facilities for the wider community to enjoy.
The site lies above the floodplain however the development will incorporate measures to improve drainage around the site, to assist water flows in periods of heavy rainfall. There will also be water management measures to deal with rainfall directly on the site. The recent spate of bad weather enabled the project’s engineers to test their flood modelling already approved by the Environment Agency, confirming that the site does not flood. Drainage from Boreham Road currently discharges into the site’s perimeter watercourse and this caused a localised flow back onto Boreham Road. If the project goes ahead planned clearing of the ditch and alterations to the culvert and to the highway drain will reduce this happening.
Managing Director of HPH Lindsay Holdoway said, “We’re delighted that working with Hab, HPH can continue its long-standing commitment and involvement with the local community and we’re very much looking forward to being part of Warminster’s future by making a place that will be valued not only by current residents but by generations to come.”
Hab’s Managing Director Mike Roberts said, “Hab’s aim is that in every scheme we embark on we bring the serious and lasting qualities of high quality design, sustainability and community. It’s an approach where we give people the homes that they want, and which are suited to their particular needs and aspirations. Not just a pattern book approach to housing delivery. And in partnering with HPH we’ve found an organisation that shares those aims.
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