Housing development gets planning go-ahead
A plan to build three houses and three apartments on the site of a former dairy farm has been given planning approval.
A planning application by the Yellowbird Trust proposed the erection of three new buildings on an empty lot on Watlington Lane, each of which would house a three-bedroom home and a single-bedroom apartment.
A technical officer for the Department of Planning noted in a report that the site had previously hosted a herd of cows, but the buildings have since been demolished and the lot was overgrown with cane grass and invasive plants.
The report said: “The three buildings have been designed to balance traditional Bermudian architecture with some more contemporary elements.
“The design includes the use of a traditional white pitched roof and push-out shutters along with more modern glazed sliding doors and windows.
“A mix of materials are proposed which includes the use of traditional painted render along with wooden clad elements which helps to provide character and visual interest to the buildings.”
The officer recommended the approval of the application, and the Development Applications Board granted planning approval at its meeting last week.