October 2016 Project – Housing Development, Beith, North Ayrshire
The proposed development comprises of 3 detached dwelling houses with attached garage. The style and density of development is reflective of the locality.
Each house will be staggered to make best use of the plot shape; ensuring each house has usable private garden space of 150-190m.sq.
Two mature trees will be removed from the site to accommodate the development.
Maintaining the character of the local area, each house will have two storeys, with gable fronted elevations and single storey attached garages.
The walls will be predominantly finished with white chip roughcast and timber cladding detailing to add interest to the street fronted elevations, in keeping with the established street scene.
The roofs will be pitched between 30 and 22 degrees (garage), finished with a grey modern concrete roof tile.
The PVCu window frames will be finished in grey.
The main entrance door and garage door will be finished in wood or wood effect PVCu, to match timber cladding on walls.
Roof fascias, soffits, gutters and down pipes will be finished in black PVCu.
Internally each house accommodates 4 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen dining, shower room, family bathroom and ensuite
Each house will be constructed using energy efficient timber frame construction with a masonary external finish.
The use of heat recovery ventilation and a low air leakage tested construction, will reduce the building’s carbon emissions and provide a min B category energy rating.
The site is open plan to the Morrishill Drive (minimal amount of overgrowing weeds along the pavement edge) with fencing and a stone wall enclosing the north east and south boundaries.
The site is essentially flat with a slight fall to the west, providing ideal topography for development.
Roads, Access and Parking
Three new road access points will be required – detailed plans of the access points will be submitted for review by the roads department.
A min of two off street parking spaces will be provided (one in the garage and one in the driveway).
The remaining ground around the proposed houses will be left with a grass finish. The driveway and path leading to the main entrance will be finished with paving stones. A further slabbed access path to the rear garden will be provided, predominately finished in concrete paving slabs, providing a suitable surface for wheelie bin access (it is intended that the wheelie bins will be store in the rear garden).
An 1800mm high timber fence will be provide from the principle elevation to the existing rear stone wall; separating each plot and providing privacy.