Rad Farm

Dorking, Surrey.

The site falls within the Metropolitan Green Belt, the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and a locally designated Area of Great Landscape Value (AGLV) and lies outside of an identified settlement boundary. It is located on the north side of Rad Lane, off the B2126.

The application site comprises of a collection of buildings with a neighbouring private ménage to the immediate eastern side of the buildings, and on the western side there is a complex of buildings associated with the adjoining farm in close proximity. The site was part and parcel of this farmstead originally and pursuant to this evolution cattle shed associated with the adjoining farm forms part of the northern boundary of the application site with the remaining boundary section being formed by vegetative screening.    

The Project Brief was to create two residential properties replacing all the existing outbuildings.

The architectural concept comprises of two detached 1.5 storey 3 bedroom cottage style properties set back into the site from to its south eastern boundary. The layout design of each cottage has an open plan kitchen and dining room with exposed oak supporting posts with a large lounge and separate cloaks room; with a master bedroom and en-suite and two further bedrooms and family bathroom at first floor level; set within the pitch roof space. The cottages’ elevations have been designed and materials specified to reflect the best architecture found in the locality. The use of traditional materials and detailing found in period cottages is used in the cottages’ construction to allow the cottages to blend in seamlessly and sympathetically with the immediate and local surroundings. 

Status

  • Planning Permission Granted.

Project Classifcation

  • Traditional-Planning.

Location

  • Rad Lane, Abinger Hammer, Dorking. UK.

Land Designation

  • Site is located in the Green Belt outside of any identified settlement boundary. It is within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Peaslake Open Greensand Hills area (an Area of Great Landscape Value (AGLV)).

Year

  • 2018-present