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The proposed site measures just under 5 acres (just under 2 hectares) and is situated on land north of Oak Road, to the west of Higher Broad Oak Road.
The site’s location on the edge of West Hill, where it adjoins the built-up areas to the north and the east, would make any future housing development look like a natural extension of West Hill, with Oak Road forming its clearly defined boundary. It is in a sustainable location: local facilities and amenities are at suitable walking or cycling distances, reducing the need for vehicle use.
The site is well screened by banked hedgerows and matures trees. Existing vegetation would largely be retained and where possible strengthened, to encourage biodiversity and optimise screening. The large oak tree in the middle of the site would be incorporated into the site layout and design, as an attractive and important natural feature.
With careful planning, new housing can be delivered whilst ensuring that rural areas keep their distinctive character. Existing local architecture will help inform the design of a proposed development to ensure it will be in keeping with its surroundings.
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