Winchester city council have granted planning permission, under delegated powers, for our scheme of four contemporary houses on Wellhouse Lane in Headbourne Worthy. The development will replace a single dwelling and comprises two detached houses either side of a pair of semi-detached houses. The site is incredibly challenging in that it is north facing and slopes very steeply down from the road. It enjoys fabulous view over open countryside. The design is restrained and low rise from the lane, in keeping with the semi-rural character. The south facing roofs to the front contain large amounts of glazing which pull sunlight down through double height gallery spaces to the lower floors. The striking rear elevations are four storeys featuring a stone ‘plinth’ lower storey with charred timber cladding and zinc roofs above.