Rigby & Rigby Country Projects Team secures major Planning Permission for Country Park Estate in South Oxfordshire – Rigby & Rigby

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Rigby & Rigby Country Projects Team secures major Planning Permission for Country Park Estate in South Oxfordshire

In a significant milestone for Rigby & Rigby having achieved a resounding success in securing planning permissions for a prestigious 125-acre Estate in South Oxfordshire, including an s73 approval for key design changes to bring the proposal in line with Rigby and Rigby’s design aspirations. The property includes a boat house, car gallery and workshop for classic motor vehicles, swimming pool, roof top terrace and observatory, reflection pool and other residential outbuildings for staff, guests and sports.

This achievement marks a pivotal moment in the development of potentially one of the most exclusive residential projects in the country, promising a harmonious blend of refined sustainable living.

Country Park Estate – A Vision of Unparalleled Elegance

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of South Oxfordshire on the River Thames, the Country Park estate stands as a testament to Rigby and Rigby’s commitment to creating exceptional tailored living spaces. Boasting 37,000 sqft of prime country real estate, this development sits comfortably in the heart of the English countryside.


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The Planning Permission Triumph

Rigby and Rigby’s success in obtaining planning permissions for the Country Park Estate underscores the company’s dedication to meticulous planning and adherence to the highest standards of architectural excellence. Georgian proportions and the golden ratio have been employed, to produce a technically beautiful architecture. Historical precedent has also been used to propose traditionally leaded domes.

The approval from the South Oxfordshire authorities reflects the careful consideration given to environmental impact with sustainable development practices and was approved within 10 weeks from the submission.

Key Features of the Country Park Estate

Luxurious Residence: The estate will feature a 37,000sqft bespoke residence, meticulously designed to encapsulate timeless elegance and modern convenience, spread over 4 floors. The basement that opens out on to the rear with sweeping views down to the River Thames houses a spa, pool, garage, gym, wine room, snooker room, club room, massage studio and a well. The ground floor houses the family living spaces, generous entertainment spaces, snug, boot room, library, study, and staff areas. The first floor is private with a large master suite with his and hers en-suites and dressing rooms, 7 other bedrooms and laundry facilities. The second floor is the observatory with view down to the river. It also grants access to a large roof terrace with two internal bar spaces for entertaining.

Landscape Architecture

The development places a strong emphasis on preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of the surroundings, with several TPO trees and manicured landscaping down to the river frontage where the boat house is located, Rigby and Rigby will collaborate with renowned landscape architects to enhance the biodiversity and create manicured gardens, serene water features, and walking trails that seamlessly integrate with the existing mature flora, boat house, greenhouses and walled gardens and various outbuildings.

Sustainability Initiatives

Coombe Park Estate is committed to eco-friendly living, with a focus on sustainable construction methods and energy-efficient technologies. Rigby and Rigby are pioneering the way in luxury real estate in the UK by creating homes that prioritize environmental responsibility with them being the first Architecture and interior Studio in the world to be accredited with the butterfly kite mark from positive luxury and also from their most recent success in certifying the practice as carbon neutral along with the legacy project in Lancelot Place which is also accredited with the UK’s first private residential building with a WELLness certification and which is also carbon neutral.

With planning permissions secured for commencement, Rigby and Rigby are poised to embark on the next phase of the evolution of a traditional English Country Park Estate development. We are excited to be part of such a cutting edge project that sets new standards in high-end residential living.

Rigby and Rigby’s team are extremely proud in obtaining planning permissions for the Estate as the vision of this 125-acre masterpiece takes shape, it is destined to become a hallmark of sophistication and sustainability in South Oxfordshire., Rigby & Rigby Country Projects Team secures major Planning Permission for Country Park Estate in South Oxfordshire

‘The clients, seeking a lifestyle defined by operational design efficiency, emphasizing the context and natural beauty of the estate, along with a strong sense of sustainable responsibility as well as incredible comfortable and functional yet refined interiors have given our team the perfect brief to respond to, I am very pleased to have contributed to this project in the manner that we have and am excited about the resolution of the exterior design and the interior space planning that our architectural studio, led by Dave Ellis, Associate Director has completed – In this project we are looking to define the modern heritage of what is a classical country estate home’

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