Any development on the site will be richly influenced by the local character and form distinctive to Lingfield and informed by the Lingfield Village Design Statement to ensure that the village retains its individuality and character through the development. Our intention will be to ‘raise the bar’ on quality and sustainability.
The central core of the village is predominantly designated as a conservation area with around 50 listed buildings and, with most buildings not exceeding 2.5 stories, there is a real sense of space. Many of the listed buildings are timber framed with tiled roofs and subsequent vertical tile hanging.
Expansion in the last 60 years has included large Council and private estates, largely of brick and tile construction, along with infill brownfield sites now largely exhausted. Steeper pitch roofs are commonplace and have allowed for dormer windows / roof lights such as those to site’s Northern boundary at Drivers Mead.
Whilst a reasonably wide range of materials have been used in buildings around Lingfield, the most commonplace materials are: local red brick; clay roof / vertical tiles; and casement windows often set in reveals bordered by stone lintels / sills.
Lingfield House is typical of the village’s Victorian / early Edwardian properties with uncomplicated high quality brickwork, combining dark and medium red brick tones, and clay tiled roofs with gable ends. These architectural features and materials will feature heavily in the development to create a real sense of harmony in the street scene.
Some additional materials may feature in moderation, to provide complementary architectural interest, include white wide horizontal weatherboards to mirror those used around the village. Render and flint will not feature.
Sustainable materials will be accommodated within the designs to ensure the development will be long lasting and ‘future proofed’, potentially including, for example, optimised energy efficiency through solar roof tiles (based on clay tile visuals).