The Paragraph 80 clause of the NPPF (formerly known as Paragraph 55) provides the opportunity to build new homes in the countryside, providing they meet strict criteria, continuing the great British tradition of ‘The Country House’. The architecture must reflect the highest standards, however other key points regarding the building relate to landscape issues: the building must ‘significantly enhance its immediate setting’ and ‘be sensitive to the defining characteristics of the local area’.
Illman Young have been engaged from the inception of these projects to provide a thorough assessment of the site through the LVIA process, and to identify a series of parameters to ensure that any new house can be successfully integrated with the character of the existing landscape. The landscape design of the site and the immediate garden surrounds of the building are of equal importance to the architecture itself, ensuring that proposals are contextual, and the project is developed in a holistic manner.
We are delighted that the projects at Upper Stowe, Whittlebury and Lubenham have successfully gained planning permission, while a number of others are currently within the planning system.
Paragraph 80 projects include;
Upper Stowe, Northamptonshire – Sadler Brown Architecture
Whittlebury, Oxfordshire – Sadler Brown Architecture
Merry Tom Lane, Northamptonshire
Lubenham, Leicestershire – RAAB Design