Seven homes will be created at Shottendane Farm in Margate after Thanet council granted planning approval.
The development involves the demolition of commercial storage buildings to be replaced with one 2-bed, five 3-bed and one 4-bed homes.
Shottendane Farm occupies a 5 acre site of what was once part of a larger 100 acre farm complex dating to the 1700s. The site is allocated for housing in Thanet’s Local Plan – a blueprint for development, business and infrastructure up until 2031.
The small development will occupy 1.9 acres of the site.
Shottendane Farm is a Grade-II Listed late Georgian farmstead which closed its cattle gates in c1990. The traditional farm setting and its unique Listed heritage assets have largely informed the arrangement and inspired the scale and style of the development.
Architects del Renzio & del Renzio said: “The intention was to create a small community of seven individual homes loosely but carefully arranged about the site, referencing the sporadic placement of agricultural structures they replace.
“Homes are nestled within picturesque landscaped grounds with defined and open boundaries and connected by a new internal road.
“Homes will be low energy and constructed using sustainably sourced materials with reduced embodied energy.”
The existing farmhouse, cattle shed and stables are to be retained and the layout keeps the majority of existing mature trees. There will be additional tree planting and landscaping.
Thanet council’s Conservation Officer said: “The design approach to the proposed properties appears to be unique and innovative whilst reflective of the land’s agricultural past and functional use.
“These design principles have not only been applied to the buildings themselves but also the existing boundary treatments, proposed boundary treatments, hard surfaces and generalised landscaping. All of which combined result in a cohesive scheme which appears appropriately in the context of the existing listed farmhouse whilst retaining character and a clear definitive influence.”
As the land opposite this development, that was a formally a livery and stables which moved several years ago to land near Manston Airport this was only to be expected. The land opposite is near the Piper/KCC development. My guess is that all of the land running near and along the old rail track will be developed through to Haine Road. Will this decrease the proposed numbers of dwellings for Westgate and Birchington. I doubt it very much.
There’s already new housing along the old railway track next to Nash lane up beyond the old bridge.
Tdc you are just destroyers that includes the councilors you vote in to destroy green land… Obviously history in Thanet isn’t part of your local plan is it. Where does it state destroy green land… Time to get out folks they be building in your back garden if you have green grass
Here here.wont be anything green left soon no regard for wildlife ,just interested in money .probably dosnt help with our wellbeing either,with no open spaces to escape too,so claustrophobic.
Does Thanets conservation officer have any idea what the word conservation means. What is the point of this position if they just do what they are told by Homer and the Planning officer. All that is clear is that TDC continue to ignore conservation and environmental issue and push on with the destruction of Thanet.