Staunton and Corse, Gloucestershire, UK

ADAS Land is promoting a 24-ha site in the Staunton and Corse conservation area. The villages have the potential to allocate and deliver a new sustainable settlement. The potential site allocation, in the north-east of the area, would take advantage of the excellent local community services and transport links provided by the A417, A40 and the M50 and linking Newent, Cinderford, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Cirencester.

The development site is 10.55 ha of arable farmland, and the proposed development will consist of about 200 dwellings at an average of 20.9 dwellings per hectare (excluding green infrastructure) comprising both general-needs and specialist housing. We will be introducing passive housing (lower ecological footprints) and low-carbon living to support the council’s vision of a zero-carbon district by 2030. The development will reinforce the Chartist development principles at Snig End and the conservation area, in addition to supporting local community services. ADAS Land will improve highways and public pathways and secure public transport through development contributions. A mix of formal and informal open spaces, including communal allotments, throughout the development area will add to the development’s environmental and social benefits.

Subject to the council’s local plan, the proposal will comply with local and national policies. The land is designated as open countryside in a locally valued landscape area of Staunton and Corse and adjacent to the conservation area of the same name. Allocation of the site will not have adverse effects on any designations in the area.

ADAS Land is committed to delivering a high-quality and sustainable design. A practical approach will take into consideration the design and evolution of the master plan. The design focuses on reducing the requirement for private transport journeys and encouraging self-sufficiency so that residents can take advantage of living and homeworking. Therefore, the scheme responds to emerging post-COVID pandemic trends. The site will deliver low-carbon and passive-house designs, sustainable urban drainage system, water treatment systems, rainwater harvesting, community food growing, pedestrian and cycle routes, vehicle charging points and public open space/green networks to provide residents with a safe, secure and sustainable community.

Staunton and Corse, Gloucestershire, UK
Staunton and Corse, Gloucestershire, UK
Staunton and Corse, Gloucestershire, UK
Staunton and Corse, Gloucestershire, UK