Kincraig affordable homes plan lodged

Colin Armstrong Architects have submitted plans to build 40 affordable and private homes on 14 acres of grazing land within the village of Kincraig, within the Cairngorms National Park.

Kincraig affordable homes plan lodged

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.

Located between a main road and a railway embankment, the scheme arranges accommodation around a ‘loop’ access road defining a central island and peripheral homes, Urban Realm reports. 

Colin Armstrong Architects 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.

Kincraig affordable homes plan lodged

“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.”

Landscaping is to be undertaken by Highland Landscape Design.

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