Scheme submitted for new housing on east side of village

Plans to build new homes on the south-eastern edge of Glanton have been lodged with the county council.

Friday, 3rd February 2017, 11:00 am
View of Glanton. Picture by Jane Coltman

Six detached properties are proposed on land known as the Doctor’s Field, which is owned and farmed by AH Hunter & Sons.

Located south of The Juries, off The Causeway, the site’s six dwellings would have a mixture of detached and integral garages, while five would be two-storey and the sixth one-storey.

A supporting statement says that ‘much consideration has been taken with regard to the layout of the dwellings to ensure that the character of the village is maintained’.

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It adds: ‘The layout of the development has been designed so that all the units may enjoy the wide-reaching views that the site location provides while remaining unobtrusive as a part of the village scene. Unit 3 is a single-storey dwelling so it has been positioned within the development to afford other units optimum views over the open countryside to the south-east.’

The report also makes reference to design features reflecting Georgian houses ‘to complement the neighbouring grade II-listed building, Glanton House, and the traditional vernacular of the village’. Meanwhile, the single-storey unit ‘is designed to resemble a traditional outbuilding’.

It concludes that ‘a great deal of care has been taken to negate any adverse effect’ on the heritage of the village and the neighbouring grade II-listed building.