pdp architecture llp has recently submitted a planning application for 5 affordable rent dwellings for Winchester City Council, comprising of 4no. 2 bed 4 person houses and 1no. 3 bed 6 person house.

The terrace of proposed houses largely occupies the footprint of the derelict cottages currently on the site. The proposal takes advantage of its orientation with the terrace facing north with southern gardens taking advantage of the sun path. The proposal aims to compliment the Knowle vernacular by use of building technique and materials. Red brick and light render are present in Knowle and reflected in the proposed design. The render clads the first floor gable ends and dormers. The wrapping brick soldier course of the current derelict terrace of Park Cottages is present below the render, emphasizing the cottage look of the area. Catslide roofs with pitched fronts are typical to Dean Villas and Totsome Cottages, and this feature ties the proposal nicely to the location.