Highwood’s proposed Sherecroft Farm project represents an exciting new residential development to be built on a site close to the centre of Botley’s historic market village.
The scheme for the submitted application has been designed to contribute to the village’s sustainable growth and to enhance its stunning landscape. It comprises a delightful collection of 115 one, two, three, four and five-bedroom character homes that will be set within intimate ‘pocket’ spaces of landscaped courtyards, paddock and farmyard areas.
Our plans are for a distinctive range of house types, from maisonettes, apartments and affordable homes to a mix of traditional and contemporary executive homes. Each takes inspiration from the village with exposed rafters, chimneys, traditional windows and slate roofs featuring heavily – the original staddle stone barn and wall on the edge of the existing site will also be retained and incorporated into the scheme.
With part of the development covering the Sherecroft Meadow Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC), Highwood’s plans focus on an ecologically rich vision for the whole site that will enhance biodiversity and create new ecological habitats. Our plans include tree-lined streets, pocket parks, natural play areas, an integral nature reserve, planted swales and pedestrian-friendly links to green spaces that extend along both sides of the development.
Highwood’s construction of the development will be integrated with our work on the long-awaited Botley bypass and comprise a picturesque green route that will create easy access to surrounding areas while keeping traffic away from the village centre. Minimising the impact of fast-flowing vehicles through Botley has long been a matter of contention for local residents and the opening of the new road will come as a welcome relief.
The scheme also incorporates improved links between the town centre and railway station and enhanced pedestrian and cycle routes to support its green infrastructure. Highwood will also create convenient car parking for the train station that will relieve parking pressure at peak times and encourage greater use of public transport.
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