Client: Dandara Homes
Sector: Residential and Masterplanning
Location: East Malling
Ward: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
Status: Received Reserved Matters Consent

The development has been designed to produce a ‘landscape-led’ design that allows for maximum retention of existing foliage, particularly the existing tree belt along the western boundary and the majority of the mature hedgerows running through the centre of the site.

The site also incorporates a large SuDS ponds and public open space to the north of the site, with pockets of green spaces that break up the built development parcels and incorporate tree lined avenues, particularly to the main entrance road. Along the eastern boundary is a landscape green buffer zone which provides space between the development and surrounding fields.

The site proposal also allows for cycle and pedestrian footpaths to run across the areas of open space providing connectivity to these green spaces and the overall development. A series of street typologies are proposed, consisting of the main spine road providing access onto informal avenues and lanes to serve clusters of development; private lanes, which are particularly prominent on greenway edges and low density areas, and mews courts to serve larger blocks of development.

The proposed development of 110 dwellings provides: 8 one bedroom apartments, 8 two bedroom apartments, 6 two bedroom houses, 39 three bedroom houses, 41 four bedroom houses and 8 five bedroom houses.

The range of houses created by the development offers a broad range of sizes catering from entry level one and two bedroom dwellings with the capacity for 1–3 people, three bedroom houses with capacities for 5–6 people, four bedroom houses with capacities ranging from 6–8 people and five bedroom houses with the capacity for up to 9 people. This ensures the development offers a sustainable range of houses, types and tenures that reflect the current and future needs of the area suitable for large families, young families, single people and the elderly.