Coldhams Lane, Cambridge
Our client approached us with a back-land site to the rear of 150 Coldhams Lane with the aim of maximising the site’s full potential. Planning officers were initially resistant to the development, citing concerns over the impact on neighbouring gardens but the final design has been carefully and sensitively designed to respond to the character of the Cromwell Road and Coldhams Lane junction.
The proposal is for a modest 1 ½ storey 1 bedroom dwelling with parking to the rear of the site for future occupants. A mono-pitched ridge with low eaves to the gardens along Coldhams Lane ensures no overbearing impact or sense of enclosure to their amenity areas. This height is not considered to have any particular adverse impact on the appearance of the street scene, nor cause any significant loss of amenity to adjoining residents.
The planning officer felt the proposed development incorporates a design of exceptionally high quality that provides significant visual enhancements to the site. It is hoped the scheme will provide a small contribution to new housing in the City.