Lipton Plant Architects has submitted plans for a development of 13 new homes in the Greater London greenbelt of Chislehurst.
Named, ‘Frogpool Manor’, the new scheme by the East London-based architect firm has been described as being designed to “preserve the character, appearance and openness of the surroundings” of the adjacent, Grade II listed manor house.
The new scheme will replace the currently under-utilised commercial and storage buildings on the site and will provide much-needed repairs to the listed house. In addition, the existing listed cottage will be extended and upgraded, while the existing gatehouse will be replaced.
Commenting on the net-zero carbon scheme, Jonathan Plant, Managing Director at Lipton Plant Architects, said: “In keeping with the inherent character of Kent farmsteads, the new homes are designed around a courtyard with a ‘frog pool’ at its centre.
“The courtyard adopts a circular plan, allowing the houses and layers of landscaping to ripple out from the centre. The vistas of greenery and surrounding greenbelt land are carefully drawn in between the boundaries of each home and into the heart of the development.”
Subject to approvals, work on the new scheme is expected to start on-site in the summer.