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Station Road, Wilburton

The site is located to the North of Berristead, a Grade ll* Listed manor house, and opposite Harbour School, a more recent manor house designed by Pugin and set in extensive parkland.

The overall aim is to provide housing for the village, retaining the significant oaks and avenue of lime trees and without causing harm to the setting of the Berristead. 18 new dwellings are proposed including a mix of 3 and 4 bed houses, 1 and 2 bed apartments and 30% affordable which are orientated to maximise the benefit from the trees.

A contemporary design is advocated for this woodland setting and new pedestrian footpaths leading through the avenue of limes to the local primary school. The landscaping approach will promote soft verges and living hedges and post-and-rail fence to complement the rural setting.