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Develop an individual, high-quality, small housing scheme on former agricultural land at the edge of a village, taking into consideration planning needs and site restrictions. 


  • Location: Glenfield 
  • Sector Commercial Residential Development 
  • Client: Cadeby Homes  

Creation of a beautiful, bespoke luxury home development on a former agricultural farm.

Glebe Farm - Project


With the site situated on a sloping floodplain at the edge of a village and on former agricultural land, planning consent was always going to be a challenge. The local planning authority’s priority was to create a visually pleasing development when viewed from outside and inside village. 


To create the high-quality, individually designed, bespoke housing development, we first needed to quickly understand the critical flood issues that needed to be addressed in our overall design.  Once we had established the usable areas, we could safely maximise the layout of the new homes, terracing them into the site using retaining walls and garden boundaries. 

Collaboration is key in complex sites such as this. We worked closely with the local planning authority to agree a scheme that looked as pleasing from the front as it did from the back to eliminate the need for additional roadways. With double-fronted homes and carefully sited boundary screening, the visual impact was minimised and development potential maximised. 

Glebe Farm - Project


  • Architects: HSSP
  • Principle Contractor: Cadeby Homes Limited