Bushey Hall Drive
Following a competitive appointment process, HUB Architects were engaged by Heronslea Group in January 2018 to prepare proposals for a development of 55 new homes at Bushey Hall Drive, in Bushey near Watford. The site is a derelict woodland former military site set within the Green Belt. There are two previous Planning permissions for development of the site, one for a modest housing development, and another for a school. With the client and Planning Consultant we engaged in an intensive Pre-Planning process with Hertsmere Planners. This process included a number of round table design meetings with Hertsmere, the Environment Agency as well as local councillors. As part of the pre-planning process we agreed that the inclusion of some small apartment blocks would enable the woodland setting and wildlife habitat to be more easily retained and enhanced.
The proposed new housing has been designed to reflect the Hertfordshire vernacular detailing, building scale and materiality. A decision is anticipated in December 2018.