2 new residential schemes get the go-ahead on Godalming High Street
We are delighted to confirm that 2 new residential schemes on Godalming High Street have now been granted planning permission.
Although the schemes are for different clients, the locations are next door to each other and shared the same challenges of maximising the number of residential units within a tight and narrow town centre locations in conservation area. Therefore, the developments have been cleverly designed to integrate seamlessly with the existing commercial buildings by utilising the space above and behind the retail units, working in conjunction with D&M Planning Consultants in order to obtain the relevant planning consents.
61-65 High Street
The existing building dates from the late 18th or early 19th Century and is Grade II Listed. The new mixed-use development includes the retention of ground floor for retail use and utilises the upper floors for residential use, together with the erection of additional new residential buildings at the rear.
In total the development will provide 9 residential units (1 – 2 bedrooms) consisting of 2 mews houses and 7 flats. The scheme also includes the construction of a new commercial floor space at ground floor.
Although the new development will take a contemporary approach to design in order blend in with the character of the location traditional style materials will be used in the construction.
69 High Street
This slightly smaller site involves a change of use to part of the ground floor and the first floor together with an extension and alterations to provide 6 residential dwellings (1 – 2 bedrooms).
Access to all of the residential units will be from the rear of the site, together with a separate access for commercial use. It will also provide 6 parking spaces to rear of the site for 6 cars, together with amenity areas.
The design of the new development seeks to reflect the existing buildings and surroundings, using facing brickwork with elements of timber cladding and tile hanging, together with the use of steeply pitched roofs in a random pattern to imitate the current style of buildings along the rear of the High Street. More contemporary style windows and doors with crisp detailing will also give the scheme a contemporary feel of its time.