Emerging Layout for Ockley

Village Foundations have been working with Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) and Ockley Parish Council to best establish how the Land at Stane Street can come forward for development.  MVDC’s initial concerns related to the impact on the Conservation Area and also whether Friday Street could be used as the access point for any new development.

Through our technical work we have shown that Friday Street does not present a viable or safe access point for any further development along that road and therefore the creation of a new access point from Stane Street is the only option.  The benefit of this is that there may be the opportunity to create some traffic calming measures along the stretch of road through the centre of the village as it has been shown that average speeds are much higher than the posted speed limit.

Further this our built heritage consultants, Orion Heritage, have given us very useful advice on how any harm the proposed development may cause could be mitigated by careful masterplanning as the layout develops.

We have also carried out significant work on an ecological and landscape impacts any development may create and all of this has lead to the creation of the layout that can be seen below.

We would welcome any comments you may have on the layout or the development in general.  You can email your feedback to info@villagefoundations.co.uk.


Marsh Gibbon: Barn typology

Marsh Gibbon typology

The elevations to Marsh Gibbon show a single storey barn typology which reflects and edge of centre vernacular in this rural village. The farmhouse design of the houses can either be single family homes or ‘quarter homes’ containing 4 x one bed apartments, designed as starter homes.

Marsh Gibbon: Project

Marsh Gibbon illustration

Our project in Marsh Gibbon near Bicester within Aylesbury Vale, features:

  •  an Almshouse type terrace for downsizers and starter homes
  • two blocks of quarter homes that appear like farmhouses, configured internally as 4 x one and two bedroom apartments
  • a planned pocket orchard
  • space to grow food with gardens of manageable size for those downsizing
  • further open green space within the development for homeowners to enjoy, without the need to maintain themselves
  • enhanced biodiversity of the land’s current status through the planting and protecting of an orchard, other native species of trees and hedgerows