In the first appeal on self-build and customised housing proposal, Iceni Projects obtained outline planning permission for a development on greenfield land in Uttlesford, Essex.
London-based Iceni Projects, whose past accomplishments include Farnborough Business Park and Maidenhead Town Centre, provided the planning documents, managed the extended team, and served as an expert witness during the appeal process.
The outline planning application lays out the development parameters, which include specific plot identification, height limits, and materials pallet. The applicant is required to supply the infrastructure for the road and services, and individual plots are subsequently separated to enable people to build their new homes according to their personal specifications.
The planning application originally submitted by Iceni Projects in early 2014 sought outline permission for 22 custom-build properties, a large public open green, and access onto nearby St. Edmunds Lane. The proposed development included a combination of detached homes, including twelve 2-3 bedroom properties, seven 4-5 bedroom homes, and three bungalows accommodating three or four bedrooms. The scheme also included a number of wheelchair-accessible properties and homes designed for lifetime accommodation, so that the development would offer maximum adaptability and accessibility.