Executive Housing Development, Humshaugh, Northumberland Executive Housing Development, Humshaugh, Northumberland Executive Housing Development, Humshaugh, Northumberland

Executive Housing Development, Humshaugh, Northumberland

Wardell Armstrong was appointed to support a detailed planning application for 21 family homes in an area of high landscape value on the edge of Humshaugh. The site,on the southern edge of the village, lies close to the River Tyne, near Hadrians Wall and within the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site.

The commission required careful analysis of the site and its surroundings to identify potential environmental constraints including flood risk, rights of way, designations, heritage and landscape impacts. Intergrating the site with the village and protecting green links were important considerations. The scope of the study was agreed with Northumberland County Council who were particularly concerned with the proximity of Chesters Roman Fort and The Bridge Crossing. As part of an iterative process a landscape strategic masterplan was prepared identiftying open spaces, new planting to filter views to the development and landscape details for the streetscape and gardens.The scheme was successful granted permission in July 2016.