O’LearyGoss Architects’ designs for a small infill residential development in Portishead for Crown Developments have received the unanimous approval of North Somerset Council’s Planning Committee. The project retains the original 19th century house and the conversion of an outbuilding to become a small cottage. Four new houses are arranged around a a cul-de-sac. These new buildings use simple pitched roof forms in brick and plain tile, with large windows carefully orientated to maximise sunlight whilst avoiding overlooking.
The buildings have been arranged around existing mature trees, and the site layout enhances the ecological footprint of the site. The proposals also address long standing residents’ concerns regarding road safety on Slade Road.