New sustainable house in Hampshire under NPPF Para 55
The highly sustainable new house that received planning permission after appeal under the new National Planning Policy Framework, paragraph 55, will quite literally be constructed from its site, genuinely ‘rooting’ the dwelling in its setting. It will be constructed using many innovative and sustainable materials and construction techniques. The house will be appropriately sized, discreet and to an appropriate scale for the site. The main walls will be stabilised rammed earth construction, a modern derivative of cob construction from material sourced on site; and the roofs formed of rubber roof tiles from recycled tyres and grass roofing, both renewable resources with ecological and thermal insulation benefits, as well as rooting the building in its site. Earth-filled recycled tyres would be used for the foundation. The heating and cooling would be provided by renewable energy; ground source heat pumps and solar water heaters.
Designed by Nigel Anderson