Woodland homes trio in the works for Aberfoyle
October 19 2020
Alan Dunlop Architects have entered pre-planning discussions with Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Planning Authority to build three larch clad affordable homes at Aberfoyle within the grounds of the practices five acre Slioch studio off Duchray Road.
Incorporating clerestory glazing, hardwood windows and doors and zinc standing seam roofs the four-bedroom properties have been named the Wall House, Bridge House and Tower House. The former will arrange living spaces off a linear gallery, maximising views out to nature and connecting to the Bridge House via landscaped walkways. The Tower House will push up to three floors within a topographical depression.
Dunlop told Urban Realm: "The Aberfoyle area, where my home and studio is based, has been crying out for affordable homes for local people. I have around five acres, set within the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, and have been disappointed by the design quality of the affordable homes set in the Stirling area.
"The project had to meet strict spatial requirements, 113m2 for a 3 bedroom home, which I managed to achieve but also had to be deemed "affordable" to qualify. In November I received a valuation on the three properties from the regional valuation office for this area, which calculated the sale value of the properties, then deducted a percentage to make them 'affordable'.
"There are many infrastructure requirements, new roads, drainage, sewers and so on as well as the construction of the homes and I was in the process of negotiating with two Stirling based building contractors, to confirm that they could be built for the anticipated affordable sale value, and about to make a full planning application before the lockdown began."
A formal planning application is expected shortly.
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