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Royal Oak Paragraph 84 Development Opportunity


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Royal Oak Paragraph 84 Development Opportunity

Base is delighted to see one of our recent Paragraph 84 (Paragraph 80 as was) successes being brought to the marketplace by Fine and Country. Having gained planning permission from Shropshire Council in October 2022, the approved scheme for this family home offers a rare opportunity to develop a new build, ‘Grand Designs’ luxury property in the open countryside near Pitchford – an area where planning permission would not normally be granted.

An in-depth process of design and review lasting almost two years has been undertaken by base Architects with both Shropshire Council and Design:Midlands, and this has resulted in this very rare approval which has had to comply with some extremely strict criteria in order to achieve an exceptional design of the highest architectural quality. To find out more about Paragraph 84, which is a section of the National Planning Policy Framework that allows for the development of exceptional properties in the open countryside, please click here. 

Our Associate Director Bryn Jones would be delighted to discuss this scheme with you in more detail to outline its constraints and opportunities. Bryn can be contacted directly on 07779 028957.


About the Royal Oak Development

The design of the property has been heavily influenced by its surroundings, both in layout and appearance. The external form and materials to be used in its construction reflect the agricultural nature of the surrounding area and have been carefully developed to ensure that they are applied with a contemporary and dynamic approach. The primary spaces have been configured in such a way to enjoy views of the Shropshire Hills to the south-west, glimpses of the Wrekin to the north-east or develop new relationships with the tiered private garden to the rear of the house. Each key space, whether living room, kitchen, or bedrooms, have access to external spaces to ensure that the relationship between the building and the landscape is fully explored and incorporated. The development includes a swimming pool, lifts, master bedroom suite with balcony, two further bedrooms, sunroom, kitchen, dining and living spaces, workshop and garage, sunken courtyard, kitchen garden and terraces and demonstrates the highest standards in energy efficiency.

A hybrid layout has been used in the design, with the building being partially sunken into the site to screen views from Pitchford Road without compromising the opportunity to take advantage of views towards Caer Caradoc and the Lawley. As such the living, kitchen, dining spaces and master bedroom suite are located on the first floor, with two further bedrooms at ground floor level. The landscape and driveway to the house was developed in close liaison with a landscape architect to develop a scheme that was sensitive to the wider agricultural setting and the garden requirements of a new family home. The sinuous driveway provides opportunity for planting proposals to provide a method of informal screening and privacy, without compromising the dynamism of how the building is revealed as it is approached.

Who are Base Architects?

Base Architects is an award-winning architectural practice with offices in Shrewsbury, Chester and Conwy. We are a dynamic and forward-thinking company that provides a full range of architectural services to clients across the UK. Our team of highly skilled and experienced architects, designers and technicians are dedicated to creating innovative, sustainable and beautiful buildings that meet the specific needs of our clients and we have established and in-depth experience of developing Paragraph 84 and HO10 ‘Grand Designs’ properties.

What other services can Base provide?

Architectural Designs

Master Planning

Feasibility Studies

Planning Applications

Building Regulations

Contract Administration

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