New homes for Hoo
Identified as an opportunity for sustainable development, DHA has secured permission for up to 200 homes on the edge of Hoo St Werburgh in Medway on behalf of Wallace Land.
The development on a 14.9 hectare greenfield site in the countryside was a big ask of the local authority, especially as it was a non-allocated site. However, with the scheme offering 25 per cent affordable homes, and with 7.8 hectares of open space, including recreational paths and informal parkland to the south of the site, it was considered that the benefits outweighed the impact.
Having prepared the masterplan drawings, DHA then undertook all the planning work for the project which was delivered via a Planning Performance Agreement. The work involved a Transport Assessment, screening for an Environmental Impact Assessment and Habitats Regulation Assessment, and drainage report and saw the application through to a successful conclusion.