New Social Housing, Elgin

We’ve just submitted proposals for planning consent for a social housing development for the elderly in Elgin for Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association comprising 18 flats and three wheelchair accessible ‘cottages’.

At the heart of the development is a communal garden which it is hoped will engender a sense of community. The landscape proposals have been designed with Rankin Fraser Landscape Architects and include a communal residents’ garden room with terrace.

The garden will provide a platform for much biodiversity including a wild flower pollination meadow, and an allotment area comprising a series of raised beds is also incorporated, which will promote regular use of the garden whilst providing the opportunity for residents to grow their own food.