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Reserved matters application submitted for a scheme of 76x dwellings for V10’s client Stonewater Housing Association

V10 acquired the land in 2024 and delivered this a package deal to Stonewater in collaboration with Burmor Construction. The scheme is located in the highly desirable village of Terrington St Clements, Norfolk.

Meeting local housing needs

Stonewater’s values strongly align with V10’s objectives to provide additional affordable homes where possible to address the surrounding demands of local housing needs in village locations such as Terrington St Clements. Moving forward our client will be seeking permission to provide a wholly affordable mixed tenure residential development for 76x new units. The mix of properties will consist of one, two, three and four bedroom homes across several tenures to cater for the broad demographic demand for much needed affordable family homes within the borough.

Desirable street scenes in keeping with the rural setting.

The proposed sustainable community has been designed in such a manner that facades are to be afforded with architectural features to reflect the appearance of surrounding properties which will look comfortably appropriate in this rural setting. This will be achieved using a carefully selected palette of external materials which replicate the nearby countryside properties providing a sense of eye pleasing interest within the developments street scenes.

Coupled with the above the scheme will contain feature house types in key focal locations which have decorative frontages and enhanced glazing features providing kerb appeal throughout.

Countryside aspects with enhanced amenity for leisure and play

The site benefits from aspects over open countryside with properties being thoughtfully configured to enjoy these views. Many mature trees are to be retained along the wooded boundaries of Benns Lane and Northgate Way providing privacy and a green haven to gardens areas. A large swathe of on -site open space will be located abutting the Southern boundary which will incorporate a new meandering footway to provide connectivity to the local road network and surrounding development. Within this green hub a childrens play area and feature seating will also be accommodated for residents and children to relax and enjoy these outdoor amenities.

Added sustainability initiatives to meet our goals

Alongside the open space and trees to be preserved there are number of additional sustainable initiatives that align with V10’s values. In this regard a new enhanced planting bund between the farmhouse, existing businesses and development site will be formed to create a green landscaped belt to provide screening to properties and to act as a partial buffer against adjacent noises.

In order to contain and attenuate ground water, permeable paving and a SUDS pond feature will be incorporated into the scheme providing sustainable drainage measures.All properties are to be provided with cycle sheds to encourage active travel by bicycle and air source heat pumps are to be provided throughout as a form of non-fossil fuel heating.

Modern Methods Of Construction

In delivering the scheme to Stonewater modern methods of construction have been considered to be potentially adopted which aligns with V10’s core sustainability value. Our contractor of choice are experts in this field of approach and we are working closely with their team to assess the options available to them to move forward on this basis. Consideration is being given to highly insulated closed timber panels which are to be built off site in a controlled factory environment and installed on site to form the wall system to properties contained within the development. The benefit of this approach minimises the time and energy spent on the scheme proposals whilst also reducing pollution and disruption at site level to the surrounding neighbourhood. Waste can also be controlled and reduced more easily when applying the uses of repetitive MMC processes and installations. The overall aim being to create energy efficient sustainable homes keeping bills low for occupants. At the time of writing it remains our goal here at V10 to be at the forefront of all sustainable methods of construction with a view to guiding all our contracting partners to operate this way and join us on this journey.


News Story written by John Stainton


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Let’s salute the younger developers who have ‘never had it so bad’!

At the end of 2023 I as invited for the second time to present V10 to a new cohort of young developers at the The Developers Club in Mayfair.

The Developers Club

As previously, I was intrigued to gauge the entrepreneurial spirit in the room –  after all, without that ingredient no business can start, flourish or survive. TDC is a group of residential developers under the age of forty who own and manage their own businesses from all over the UK. They are all serving specialist residential niche markets and have adopted various business models, each sharing common opportunities and challenges. The aim of the group is to cross-fertilise ideas and best practice whilst harnessing the experience of those developers with longer tooths. It’s a potent approach driving forward the speed of each company’s continuous improvement and commercial evolution. This is an important catalyst to the group as collectively they have committed to delivering 10,000 new homes by 2030 to address the housing crisis – a laudable mission!

Entrepreneurial Talent

It became clear straight away that this new group were also highly informed and very professional. There was also that X factor feeling in the audience – that energy – that passion. I started my presentation with a flashback to 1969 – the first moment when I made a profit reselling Christmas wrapping paper to my neighbours at the age of five – then we moved on to 1971 when I got into the property game – Monopoly! Fast forward 50+ years and here I am with a business based in London delivering over 1,000 homes to seven housing associations in nine locations. It is the same for all those in TDC – each juggling the needs of their customers, investors, employees, suppliers and themselves whilst exploiting market advantages and avoiding overwhelming risk to maintain and grow their business volumes to meet the aims of TDC. After the presentation it was clear from the penetrative nature of the questioning, that these young developers had the spirit, the swagger, the level headedness and open mindedness to learn, apply and achieve.

Against The Odds

Each professional in that room are facing a myriad of challenges which many of us in development have never seen staked up against us all at one time; high mortgage rates, faltering sales rates, declining house prices, runaway build cost inflation, galloping building regulation changes coupled with a chaotic and sclerotic ‘not fit for purpose’ planning system. All these constraints to getting supply into the market to meet the inexorable rise on the demand side. Yet despite these combined headwinds these young developers are taking it all in their stride and overcoming it all – a true testament to their entrepreneurial spirit. I take my hat(s) off to them!

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Karl Timberlake

Land & New Business Director