Good design helps provide new homes on infill sites across urban North Staffordshire

Good design is helping to provide new homes and re-use and improve urban sites in North Staffordshire.
Architect Carl Croft is working with developers on infill housing schemes in Kidsgrove, Stoke, Dresden and Silverdale.
“The development of small, Infill sites are vital on several levels,” said Carl, founder and owner of Croft Architecture. “We have a national housing shortage but consistently miss house building targets. Maximising the use of infill sites provides new homes in towns and helps to take the pressure off the need to develop on the area’s green lungs.
“It also helps to clean up potential eye-sore sites and, bringing new families into well-established communities, can help to regenerate the local economy.”
Work is close to being completed on new homes at Bank Street, Rookery, Kidsgrove. The site originally had permission for two one-bedroom apartments, but Croft Architecture were able to draw-up designs for a pair of two-bedroom town houses.
“Our client brought the site at auction and we were able to advise them that the site could be reworked to provide two homes featuring good sized bedrooms and family living space with rear gardens and parking space. Croft Architecture worked successfully to achieve planning permission and the homes are now being built.”
Croft Architecture is also working with housing developers on three further North Staffordshire sites.
A site In North Street, Stoke, originally had permission for two homes but approval has now been granted for four.
Planning permission was recently granted for three homes at The Rookery, Silverdale, and a planning application has been submitted for four homes at Beadnell Grove, Dresden. ​