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40 Cairngorms homes to meet park population pressures

April 23 2020

40 Cairngorms homes to meet park population pressures
Colin Armstrong Architects have brought forward plans to build 40 affordable and private homes on 14 acres of grazing land within the village of Kincraig, within Cairngorm National Park.
Documents filed with Highland Council for Cairngorm Residential show an extension to the existing settlement with hosing establishing a streetscape along the B9152 with uncultivated grassland remaining as amenity space alongside a wetland SUDS feature.
Sandwiched between a main road and a railway embankment the scheme arranges accommodation around a 'loop' access road defining a central island and peripheral homes.
Detailing their approach the practice wrote: "Streets and the spaces between buildings are given character and identity through a variety of house types composed of a palette of recognisable forms. These help to break up the spaces in between into interesting yet
understandable zones.
"Repeated motifs like pitched roofs, regular openings, and elemental expression of massing and materials, help to create a neighbourhood that is unified and consistent, yet has sufficient visual interest to have its own character. #
"Properties on the north-west boundary are deliberately rotated 45 degrees to the road, to help establish identity, while the road facing house-types has a dual aspect design, responding both to the inner street and the main road."
All properties will present in white render with timber effect cladding, landscaping is to be undertaken by Highland Landscape Design.
A mix of island and perimeter homes will be built
A mix of island and perimeter homes will be built
The site at present is used as grazing land
The site at present is used as grazing land


#1 Posted by CM on 24 Apr 2020 at 09:04 AM
No pavements?
Neil Tennent
#2 Posted by Neil Tennent on 24 Apr 2020 at 09:08 AM
#3 Posted by B BS on 24 Apr 2020 at 10:42 AM
Those visuals are great....................
David Somerville
#4 Posted by David Somerville on 24 Apr 2020 at 19:35 PM
Many of the houses built in recent developments
in Kincraig have become holiday homes . How is this to be avoided here?
Graeme McCormick
#5 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 27 Apr 2020 at 14:56 PM
Agree with Neil Tennent. What is suburbia doing in Kincraig? Ok there are a couple of suburban developments there which are out of place so why frepeat the mistake? Surely with landscaping and a bit more chaotic and organic plots and individual designs they can look and be more homesteads than Bishopbriggs

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