NPPF PARAGRAPH 80E:
THE VALUE OF A COORDINATED TEAM
A Paragraph 80e project is much more than an architectural statement. It is a collective solution developed by a mix of experienced planning, architectural and landscape consultants, supported further by ecological, arboriculture and heritage information.
A complex piece of policy, Para 80s require high standards of decision-making and design in its purpose to raise the bar of architecture in rural areas. They are challenging, creative, fun and very fulfilling to complete, but they are also a journey with twists and turns.
When selecting your team of consultants take time to find a mix of people who you can talk freely with and inspire you. A team full of energy and ideas is as important as experience. The real value is selecting an experienced team you can talk with, bounce ideas off and constructively challenge to refine a vision.
Your experienced team must work collectively to develop a site-wide vision and maintain a continuous dialogue with one another as proposals emerge. The ultimate goal is not just a completed new home but a journey that is as rewarding as the final outcome.
To reach this high standard a coordinated design team must work collectively with the client to weave together the complex mix of site opportunities, constraints and aspirations. As mentioned in our earlier blogs the landscape architect plays a pivotal role and responsibility within the design team to distill the wider consultant knowledge and provide the strongest foundations to progress from. The vision and goal are to develop a house anchored in the setting which is truly unique to client and place and could not be recreated in an alternative location.
At Rural Solutions we have experienced planning consultants, landscape architects and architects who can guide and support you through the P80e journey.