Located in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Gretton Road is situated on the edge of this small, well established Cotwolds town. The development is a mix of 1 bedroom apartments and 2 & 3 bedroom houses. The scheme was a rural exception site consisting of 24 affordable units for the local town.
The scheme provides 24 bespoke dwellings that are specific to this site and have all been designed to meet Code for Sustainable Homes level 3, Design & Quality standards and Life Time Homes standard.
Due to the site being in a place of such outstanding natural beauty, in order to gain planning permission, a housing needs survey was required to be carried out along with ecological and archaeological surveys. Two public consultations were held for the local people of Winchcombe to come and express their views and have input into the design. Overall the development was successful with the houses being fully occupied within a month by local people who were in need of housing and would otherwise have had to move away from the area and local community.