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Soulbury – New paragraph 80 House

A contemporary Home in the Countryside

Our proposal is for a new, contemporary home in the countryside near Milton Keynes. The site is currently used as a paddock and to gain consent for a new home we would have to satisfy the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework, in particular paragraph 80, which calls for the proposed new house to demonstrate: exceptional quality and outstanding or innovative design and be sensitive to the defining characteristics of the local area.

Our clients requested a courtyard dwelling (with a garden protected from the local wildlife) and we extended this brief to a new home set around 2 courtyards. We are aiming to tread very lightly on the site with a single storey, pavilion inspired dwelling, where the building has been broken down into a number of smaller units and all of the built form is contained on a plinth raised slightly above the ground.