Cottington Road

An affordable housing scheme of 64 units to help meet the housing needs of Thanet District Council

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OSG were commissioned to submit a reserved matters application for 2 adjacent sites comprising a total of 64 Units for Orbit Homes. The original outline application was prepared by others for the original land owner, with access approved and all other matters reserved.

Project Details

  • Project Name

  • Cottington Road
  • Location

  • Cliffsend, Thanet
  • Client

  • Orbit Homes
  • Project Value

  • £10 Million
  • Completion details

  • Planning and Technical Design complete 2022. Project completed 2023.
  • Project Team

  • Contractor: WW Martin

    Civils Engineer: Fairhurst

    Timber Frame: OFP Timber Frame

    Ecology: ECUS Environmental Consultants

    Archaeology: SWAT Archaeology

    Landscaping: Fineview

    Environmental Noise Assessment: Mach Acoustics Ltd.

    SAPS/Energy Assessors: SEA Compliance

    RIBA Stages: 3&4, 6&7


A key aspect of the project was the integration of sustainable features. Working in tandem with engineering partner Fairhurst, the team implemented innovative solutions to manage surface water run-off effectively. This included the creation of attenuation holding areas in the form of two ponds, strategically positioned to mitigate peak-time water flow before directing it into nearby watercourses.

Working with SEA, we helped to deliver a highly energy efficient scheme utilising a fabric first approach combined with heat recovery systems installed as part of the heating system. This will allow residents to benefit from reduced energy bills by reclaiming and reusing heat for hot water and space heating.

affordability and accessibility

The project's overarching goal was to deliver 100% affordable housing, addressing the pressing need for accessible accommodation in the region. All new homes were made available for either Shared Ownership or Social Rent, ensuring inclusivity and affordability for a diverse range of residents. This initiative reflects Orbit's dedication to providing high-quality, affordable housing solutions, with a proven track record of successful developments across Kent.


In summary, the collaborative efforts of WW Martin, Orbit, Fairhurst and OSG Architecture culminated in the successful delivery of 64 new homes in Thanet. Through carefully considered planning, sustainable design, and a commitment to affordability and accessibility, the project demonstrates the power of partnership in addressing complex societal challenges. As the need for affordable housing continues to grow, initiatives like these serve as beacons of hope, offering tangible solutions and transforming communities for the better.

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