In 2012 Clinton Devon Estates commissioned the LHC to design a masterplan for 2.3ha of land in the village of Newton Poppleford on the western edge of the East Devon ANOB. LHC’s masterplan for 40 homes represents the most significant addition to the village for many years, helping to add critical mass to support local facilities as well as much needed open market and and affordable units (40%).
Architecture, Graphics, Urban Design & Masterplanning
The masterplan describes a simple arrangement of buildings, green space and plots linked by a loop road to create an inward-looking yet welcoming extension to the village.
LHC’s architectural team took on the detailed design and technical delivery. A mix of high quality, sustainable dwelling types, all with gardens, take their design cue from the Arts & Crafts style evident in parts of the village. Homes feature a mixture of slate and soft terracotta clay colour roof tiling, a variety of window types and porch styles, a mix of render and brick buildings, sweeping rooflines and black timber cladding.
Front gardens, off-street parking and shared surface streets which emphasise pedestrians and provide integrated play space for children. The development is linked to the existing pedestrian and vehicle network via King Alfred Way and local country lanes and is sensitively integrated with the local landscape.
The LHC graphics team were separately commissioned by Cavanna Homes marketing department to produce CGIs and an interactive model and fly through of the site as a sales tool.