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Our proposal was to redevelop land for residential use, with a scheme that responded positively to the unique character of this waterside plot. This was done by retention of the original house as a focal point of a crescent arrangement; which respected the Listed lock cottage building to the south of the canal and bridge.

Our scheme is for a family housing scheme arranged in a crescent that offers private garden space as well as shared amenity space. An appropriate landscape scheme that intentionally mixes slow vehicles and pedestrians works well. The aim is to give all 10 units views towards the canal while protecting and improving any key existing outlooks on approach to the canal.

This form of development not only respects the existing character of the area, but also the canal side location. It opens up the views of the canal without blocking it out. The landscape proposals also introduce a continuous green buffer. This encourages wildlife, extends the green corridor and creates a safe attractive environment along this stretch of the canal for boat users, and local residents.

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