Threefold Architects have carried out an in depth feasibility study to establish a strategic design for the development of Heath Fields in Oxfordshire. The site is currently a disused farm with several agricultural buildings remaining on site.
By establishing the total Permitted Development Rights that should be afforded to the site, we were able to demonstrate a scheme that proposes a reasonable approach to the use of this PD.
The proposal ‘redistributes’ the equivalent area of the PD rights in the form a residential only development clustered around three nodes, introducing 14 new houses in total.
The design of the masterplan took inspiration from the formation and growth of surrounding villages whilst the form and materiality of the buildings drew inspiration from the local vernacular. Long houses, gabled houses and farmsteads are proposed in sequence along the drive.