Preferred option

Design Proposition

This brings the following variations to the original option:

  • It brings the amenity open space to sit between the two main development block areas-creating an integrated commercial block to the north;
  • the northern block is now terminated by a new Community use - a commercial creche / nursery, with a new high quality play space alongside;
  • the southern block is now composed of a variety of new and affordable ‘residential units’- comprising starter and family homes, retirement/assisted living blocks and a care home facility.
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Proposed layout - preferred option
PAN boundary

PoAN boundary

Proposed primary access route

Proposed primary access routes

Proposed footpath routes

Proposed footpath routes

Proposed SUDS drainage channel

Proposed SUDS drainage channel (leading to SUDS basin)

1

Development block 1: Food retail use (ALDI Food Store)

2

Development block 2: Mixed commercial uses (family restaurant, drive-through coffee outlet, or a vetinerary surgery / hospital)

3

Community Block 3 - Community uses (nursery/creche/play area)

4

Development Block 4 - Residential (affordable housing)

5

Development Block 5 - Residential (assisted living/retirement housing)

6

Development Block 6 - Residential (housing for the elderly)

A

Green Infrastructure and Amenity Open Space

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Photomontage view - block diagram of development in context - looking south from A701
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Indicative development layout - preferred
1

Primary Access off Pentland Road - new right hand turn lane, widened site entry with 2 lane exit onto Pentland Road.

2

Southern Access - leading to development plots in south sector.

3

Primary Street accessing development plots in northern sector.

4

Development block - Committed ALDI Food Store. Does not form part of this PoAN process.

4a

Food Store - rear access and service area.

5

Shared access roundabout - into development blocks and rear service area.

6a

Drive thru Coffee unit - at 140m2 GFA - with 34 dedicated spaces (45 if shared with Pub allocation) and 3 disabled spaces.

6b

Pub/Restaurant - 700m2 GFA - with approximately 50 car spaces (7 disabled) and outdoor dining area.

7

Potential Affordable Residential Units - starter unit block - 6 units (2 storey - 2 beds).

8

Potential Affordable Residential Units - family block - 4 units (2/3 storey with mix of 3 and 4 beds) - Sharing 40 car parking spaces with family Block and care home.

9

Potential development Block - 3 storey - Residential assisted living and retirement units, (with 30 parking spaces).

10

Potential development Block - Homes for the elderly - 2/3 storeys - as separate building (40 beds with - 16 parking spaces - plus some shared with residential area to north).

11

Potential Community Use Block: Flexible built spaces (300m2) - as a creche/nursery with attached garden.

12

New play area provision - A Local Area for Play (LAP) conforming with the affordable housing requirements for play and generally good use of space in this location.

13

Amenity Open Space - Public Green Space with seating and lighting.

14

Retained Mature Trees.

15

Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SuDS) - Pond / Attenuation Basin.

15b

SuDS feeder drainage using open ditches/swales, with landscape buffer planting.

16

Emergency access to Residential Village - new orientation - via old Plot no 146.

17

Sculpture feature (public art).