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Wanderdown Road

Planning has been approved for three modern family homes on land near Wanderdown Road, Ovingdean, near Brighton. Following this approval the client has approached ECE to provide a new application for an additional family house on the same site. This new application is currently awaiting approval.

The proposals have been influenced by the historic developments in the locality, with a clear intention to provide a modern design response that reflects peoples living habits.

Each house is configured over two levels, both with access to landscaped gardens. The lower ground entrance, garage and bedrooms address a split-level garden at the rear. A top lit spiral stair connects to an upper ground kitchen, dining and lounge above providing living spaces which open out onto the upper garden level area.

Each plot is carefully considered to fit naturally into the sites existing slope, chalk meadows and the wider landscape of the South Downs National Park.


ECE understand the importance of delivering schemes which apply the best sustainable practices. The aspiration is to design a high quality, exemplary, highly sustainable, energy efficient and green solution. Key aspects of the design being considered are:  preservation of meadow land, improved biodiversity with meadow grass roofs, specification of locally sourced materials, rainwater harvesting and green roofs.