The concept of the above layout is for the higher density units to face onto the linear park at the south of the site, the medium density terrace type units to be in the centre of the site and the lower density [higher priced] semi detached units to be arranged along the north part of the site. This means the semi detached units will have the quietest aspect with rear gardens facing south. The majority of the houses [the terrace types - aimed as affordable starter homes] will have an east / west orientation. The higher density units will be more architectural in nature as they will front onto the linear park at the front of the site which is a required feature of the SDZ.
We have started to look at a three storey type for these units facing onto the linear park and have taken some of the references that Hugh has sent through as described above.
Ground Floor Plan - 3 Storey feature terrace
First Floor Plan - Terrace
Second Floor Plan - 3 Storey Terrace - Note South Facing Balcony to Front adjacent to living space at this level
Ground Floor Plan - Standard Terrace
First Floor Plan - Standard Terrace
At the lower south west corner of the site [at its entrance off the distribution/link road] is and apartment building of 4/5 storeys. This could potentially accommodate the required 10% social housing requirement for the application site [c. 20- units]. There are apartments also located along the eastern boundary of the site as they will overlook the larger park and may justify increased desnsity on the site accordingly.