This Land™ has received planning approval for the creation of six new residential units in the village of Foxton, south Cambridgeshire. The project will see the refurbishment of Trinity School and Chapel, with the buildings converted into high-quality homes.
The school dates from 1883, and the chapel from 1880. Both were closed in 2016 and have remained unused ever since. Whilst the buildings are not statutorily listed, they are recognised as ‘positive’ buildings and ‘buildings of merit’, especially by the local community. Their refurbishment and change of use to residential is therefore an important milestone, protecting and restoring the buildings and safeguarding their future as part of the village’s natural growth.
The project will see the conversion of the original school into two residential units, the chapel into one unit and the construction of three new units. The refurbishment of the school and chapel will be carefully managed to ensure the overall architecture remains, whilst creating homes that are comfortable and modern. The three new homes will be built in a style and manner to complement the existing school and chapel.
The new homes will each feature private gardens, and new hard landscaping and planting will be undertaken to create a high quality development that sits comfortably within the rural village location.