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This article was published before Vincent & Brown became Vincent & Partners

Vincent & Brown secure planning consent for Carp Lane, Crockey Hill

Proposals to create a new 2-storey, 5-bedroom family home and a secondary 4-bedroom single storey house in Crockey Hill, near York, have been granted full planning permission this month.

The site was previous occupied by a series of agricultural buildings close to the A19, 4km south of York. Vincent & Brown’s proposals to develop the unique site and build 2-modern properties faced a number of challenges. The unspoilt, picturesque location is nestled within woodland flanked by two small lakes and set within a wider agricultural landscape.

Following 12 months of close collaboration with the council’s planning department, Vincent & Brown’s proposals deliver a sensitive scheme sympathetic to the immediate environment, with appropriate use of materials and optimal site placement of the dwellings. Roof lines are minimised and the buildings are of a scale that is sensitive to neighbouring agricultural structures and environs.The scheme sensitively delivers the specifications of the client’s aspirational brief. The palatial 5-bedroom property features a grand double-height entrance with sweeping central staircase and light pouring in through 4 roof-lights. Floor to ceiling glazing and generous dimensions enhance the contemporary feel of the spacious living accommodation. The 4-bedroom bungalow is similarly equipped for the demands of modern family life, with a large, open-plan kitchen dining room with bi-fold doors leading to a decked terrace. Four large double bedrooms lead off the spacious entrance hall. Both properties deliver scale, luxury and grandeur while retaining the essence of a multi-functioning, family home.

Externally, the architecture is sympathetic to the nearby woodland and the contextual selection of rustic materials draws reference from the landscape. In addition, sunken floor levels, unobtrusive roof lines and a dense screening of mature trees, ensure the buildings nestle inconspicuously within the pitch, securing privacy for the occupants, and without compromising the natural setting.



19 Oct 2020