Contemporary eco home in AONB
Our clients owned a Manor House between Cirencester and Cheltenham and were very keen to remain in the hamlet where they lived but wished to move into a more environmentally friendly contemporary dwelling
The site is located within the AONB and the visual impact of any building on the landscape was a major consideration. Our client wished to enjoy the expansive views from the site so burying the property was not an option.
We wanted our design to be thoughtful and sympathetic whilst enabling our clients to derive maximum enjoyment from the local landscape. Our solution was a two storey stepped residential dwelling which followed the topography of the site. Floor-to-ceiling triple glazed windows flood the property with lots of natural light and provide wonderful views while an overhanging roof reduces any potential light pollution or glare. The design also incorporated use of natural features and materials such as a green roof and Cotswold stone exterior walls.
Obtaining planning permission in such areas can be quite challenging, and we worked with planning experts, SF Planning, to ensure the process was as straightforward as possible, with any concerns from the planning officer addressed and mitigated.
“Our success in securing planning permission for this new home shows it is possible to develop contemporary dwellings in a sympathetic way on existing residential land, with very little impact on the surroundings"