HINTON ST GEORGE
Hinton St George is a picturesque village in South Somerset consisting of houses almost exclusively constructed in local Ham stone. Our development proposal includes ten houses, three of which would be affordable. There would be four unit types ranging in size from 2 bedroom affordable cottages to 4 bedroom detached houses.
The layout is conceived as an extension to the village high street, with half the houses situated on the existing road. A new lane would provide access to the remaining houses, as well as two distinct public spaces: a small village green and a hardscaped parking court.
The architecture and materials seek precedent in the adjacent conservation area. The walls would be formed in Ham stone or clad in timber, and the roofs would be covered in clay double Roman tiles or natural slates.
The lane would be a shared surface, with no pavements, and the houses would have small planting strips to their frontage. Walls, gates and trees would assist in defining the public realm.