This 140 unit outline application by David Wilson Homes on the site of a brickworks in South Staffordshire green belt was approved at appeal in November 2012. As well as housing, the uses included a ‘craft village’, a nursing home, a community centre, country park extension and allotments.
With planning and landscape input from Wardell Armstrong, the design was based around a strong emphasis on planting and landscaping sympathetic to the adjacent country park and green belt designation. An imposed limit on housing numbers also ensured that the houses were set in generous plots. An existing historic brick chimney was also retained as part of the plans, forming a focal point around the craft village.
The reserved matters have also been approved with the construction process now underway.