The first phase of the 700-home scheme is ready to start
HTA Design LLP has received reserved matters approval for the first phase of its Mulberry Park housing development at Foxhill near Bath for developer Curo. This follows outline planning approval earlier this year for the whole project, which comprises 700 new homes, ranging from one- and two-bedroomed apartments to two- to six-bedroomed houses. Some 30% of the new homes will be affordable.
The development will contain more than 3.6 hectares of open space in a series of formal and informal open spaces of different sizes and character. Supporting non-residential uses for the development include a community hub (up to 4,000sqm), a new primary school (SFE), an arts pavilion and retail space.
The first phase contains 275 homes, 70% of which are houses, with the remainder of the new homes spread over fove apartment buildings. The houses are a mix of different typologies ranging from semi-detached and terraced townhouses to terraced family houses, smaller cottages and larger semi-detached and detached houses, creating a new neighbourhood with a variety of homes.
The majority of apartments will have their own private amenity space in the form of patios and gardens on the ground floor and balconies on the upper floors. The designs use a palette of materials, including Bath stone, reconstituted stone and various complementing shades of brick.
The first phase also includes the garden square which will form the community heart for the whole development once the school and community facilities have been delivered as part of the later phases.