Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Cranbrook is a 12.2 hectare site in Cranbrook, Kent where there will be a small number of one and two bedroom apartments with the remainder being two to five bedroom houses, one of which will be a new ‘Oast House’ delivered as part of the Outline Planning Permission. The site sits within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (pictured) and next to the Cranbrook Conservation Area and a nature reserve.
Landscape driven development
The development is landscape driven due to the AONB and Conservation Area which dictates that only 5.45 hectares will be developed with the remainder being landscaped, including provision of structural woodland planting, informal public open space, community orchard, children’s play area and an attenuation basin.
Maintaining existing public rights of way and providing new pedestrian and cycle routes to deliver new connections with Cranbrook’s High Street are also required as part of the Reserved Matters Application.