Planning Submission

Introduction

This document has been prepared to support the submitted planning application. It aims to outline the strategic approach and key factors influencing the proposed design for the expansion and alteration of Poppleton Methodist Church on The Green, Upper Poppleton, York.  This is the original submission.  Some small changes were made to the plans as a …

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Site Analysis

  Site and Surroundings The church is located at the Northwest corner of the triangular village green in Upper Poppleton, where Main Street approaches The Green. Subsidiary greens extend up to the pavement fronting the church site. In 1817 the first Methodist chapel was built in Upper Poppleton, located on the site of the current …

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Layout and Use

Organisation and Use Side entrance set back does not say welcome to the community When the playgroup is occupying the hall, the rest of the building can not be used due to security The chapel is disconnected from other spaces Individual toilets are directly off main hallway to other areas of the building Activities in …

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Scale and Massing

Massing Southeast elevation massing analysis New chapel lobby replicates the three bays of the existing extension, however now with the entrance centred on the chapel it creates a clear sense of entrance. Centre bay contains the recessed timber door on grade with a lower pitched roof to expose more of the chapel The two outer …

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Landscape

        Rear garden (green area)  will be remodelled to provide an external space suitable for playgroup use church functions village fete New extended path (yellow area) access provided along nothern boundary Existing footpath (blue) widened adjacent to new entrance to provide generous external entrance space  

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Access

Entry points & access Chapel is accessed from the centrally located entrance directly off The Green pavement The Hub is accessed from the door set back from the path along The Green The Cafe has a door directly off The Green pavement The hall and meeting rooms can can be accessed via the external footpath …

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Energy and Sustainability

Energy and Sustainability Planning policy and modern building practices will inform sustainable and low carbon energy design. The submission will identify how the relevant policies will be satisfied alongside an appropriate reduction in carbon emissions. The proposals through careful design and use of materials seek to enhance the sustainability and energy efficiency of the development. …

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Summary

The proposal creates a scheme which addresses the character of the site and its surroundings in massing & historical terms. The retained facades of the chapel and cafe (previously the hall) maintain the character of the church buildings as a whole. The redevelopment provides a larger and improved facility in the centre of the village …

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