RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2019

Metis Homes is very proud to report that our development at Kents Orchard in the Hampshire village of Houghton has been nominated and shortlisted for a national RTPI award for Excellence in Planning for a Small Development of New Homes.

The Metis team worked closely with Masser Architects and Mapledean Projects to design and deliver this development, which responds positively to its rural setting, the key heritage assets and history of the village. It includes the re-introduction of an orchard of trees at its frontage, after which the site was originally named, beneath which sits a drainage field serving the new homes.

This high quality bespoke development is the product of a comprehensive exercise in consultation and collaboration between Metis Homes, Test Valley Borough Council and all key stakeholders. This process has resulted in a courtyard development of six new homes in a contemporary rural style, set within a carefully considered hard and soft landscape framework which both provides an attractive sylvan setting to the development and is functional in softening the built form and its associated infrastructure.

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Land rear of Park Crescent

April 12, 2019

Following a comprehensive consultation exercise involving the community, local stakeholders and officers at the National Park Authority, the Metis Homes team is pleased to report that a planning application has been submitted at land rear of Park Crescent in central Midhurst.

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Reserved Matters at Aldingbourne

April 01, 2019

The Metis team is proud to report that a reserved matters application has been submitted for 14 new detached homes at land west of Hook Lane in the village of Aldingbourne, West Sussex.

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Adam O’Brien, MD of Metis Homes, gives The Hampshire Chronicle a personal view on the ‘Flaws in planning’

March 07, 2019

Adam O’Brien, MD of Metis Homes, gives a personal view on the failings of the ‘hamstrung’ planning system which is seeing too few homes being built and young people struggling to get on the property ladder.

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