The proposal will provide a contemporary three bedroom family home within the grounds of a Grade II Listed Building.
In response to the strong horizontal character of the existing brick walls which define gardens and edges of buildings across the wider site, the new dwelling will also have a strong horizontal character, emphasised by the use of a contemporary brick, almost twice the length of a standard brick, made by hand in York.
Internally, the house will feature an intimate courtyard at its centre. This courtyard, an external terrace and entrance courtyard will all be at the same level as the internal floors, with no steps be-tween these areas. The main living spaces will have views in four directions: to a large south-facing walled garden, the new courtyard, an 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 sustainable by design 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.
Successfully obtaining planning permission for this project concludes almost two years of planning pre-application discussions with East Lindsey District Council led by our RIBA Chartered Architect and Town Planning Director.
Construction is due to start towards the end of 2018.
“‘The proposed design is uncompromisingly modern… particularly sympathetic to the surrounding flat and largely open landscape… and will complement the setting of the nearby Listed Building’.”
East Lindsey District Council
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