We have designed and secured planning permission for a contemporary dwelling set within the grounds of a Grade II Listed Building.
This success concludes almost 2 years of pre-application discussions with East Lindsey District Council led by our Chartered Architect and Town Planning Director.
The house will have a strong horizontal character, emphasised by the use of a contemporary brick almost twice the length of a standard brick and made by hand in York. Internally, the house will feature an intimate courtyard at its centre which will be open to the sky. The main living spaces will have views in four directions: to a large south-facing walled garden, the new courtyard, existing paddock and to the sky via a large skylight. All spaces will receive excellent levels of natural daylight through the careful design of both windows and roof lights.
The house will be very sustainable and benefit from low running costs with a standard of construction that exceeds the current Building Regulations. Large areas of openable glazing will allow the house to take advantage of passive solar gain and natural ventilation; a ground source heat pump and photovoltaic panels will generate heating and electricity.
The Planning Officer’s report describes the design as ‘uncompromisingly modern’ yet ‘particularly sympathetic to the surrounding flat and largely open landscape’ and that it will ‘complement the setting of the nearby Listed Building’.
Construction is due to start in the summer of 2018.