Design Development Circulation & Layout
A new south facing circulation link has been proposed to provide the following:
- Residential accommodation benefits from the preservation of the full volume of the northern spine
- Reduced corridor circulation in new lightweight modern structure running along front of north spine linking the east west and central wings.
- Broadening of East wing to match the west wing improves depth of bedroom accommodation and helps to balance the south elevation.
In the wider landscape all arable fields will be converted to pasture and grazed. Extensive tree and woodland planting (all native species) are proposed for nature conservation purposes and to provide some shelter from prevailing winds. The modern barn will be removed and replaced with grass and wildflowers. This will open up views and reinstate the more open setting of the 19th century buildings. The existing drive will be retained but access to the house and cottage is proposed along the north side of the buildings to keep cars away from the south elevation and the garden area. Parking is retained to the west of the machine house, with a new barn for cars, tools & garden machinery. The existing shed housing a water pump will be removed, and the pump re-housed in the barn.