The Undercliff estate in Cleadon Village was split up in 1979 with part of it forming the site, an equestrian paddock, which has had a detrimental effect on the garden features, pond and trees. The site, enclosed by high limestone walls, is within the Greenbelt and Cleadon Conservation Area and accommodates over 200 trees.
The contemporary, family home is sited on the existing stables and is much lower than the existing building; nestling into the landscape and using materials which are sympathetic to the context. The proposal will rectify the problems caused by forty years of equestrian use; restore the historic gardens; and enhance the natural habitats to allow wildlife to flourish.
The unique house is designed to satisfy the requirements of Paragraph 145 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).