The existing dwelling at the Spinney is a poor quality, thermally inefficient bungalow with no real architectural merit situated at the southern entrance to Brightwell Baldwin. The village is otherwise pretty and full of characterful properties – The Spinney is considered by many to be an eyesore and no longer fit for purpose.
The construction of a replacement dwelling will enhance both the site and village in its wider context; the new structure will provide a high quality family home suited to its village location and the scale of the site.
A traditional appearance is proposed with materials, such as brick, clay tiles and timber cladding – they will be of an appropriately high quality and they will relate well to the local vernacular. Many of the features incorporated within the design - such as the flat-roof, lead lined dormer windows - can be seen elsewhere in the village and the intention is that the new property will be quickly and easily assimilated into its environment.