Town and Country Planning

New homes for the elderly in Henley In Arden

10 April 2018 | Ridge News

HPP was appointed by Octopus Health Care to guide architects and other consultants to secure a hybrid planning application for the redevelopment of the Arden House, Henley in Arden. HPP are delighted to have obtained full planning permission for the demolition of the large teaching annexe on site and erection of 3 self-contained extra care apartment villas, and outline planning permission for the conversion of Arden House into a central health and services hub and extra care apartments.

HPP undertook detailed pre-application discussions with Stratford Upon Avon's Local Authority’s Planning and Conservation Officers, and Town Councils. The site was particularly contentious given that Arden House is a Grade II listed building located within the Green Belt. Arden House was formerly used as a college, however due to declining numbers, the establishment had ceased and the property had become vacant. Octopus Health Care were aware of an acute need in the District for the extra care accomodation.

Heritage advice was sought from the outset and the ongoing meetings with the Planners and other consultants culminated in a sensitively designed proposal, the design of which was influenced by feedback from the meetings and consultations.

Image Credits: Gaunt Francis Architects

A public consultation, extensive negotiaton with LPA planners, planning application and presentation to Planning Committee, was led by HPP, resulting in the permission for the hybrid application.

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