PLANNING WIN FOR CARBON ZERO WOODLAND HOUSE IN NORFOLK

PLANNING WIN FOR CARBON ZERO WOODLAND HOUSE IN NORFOLK

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Rural Solutions recently secured consent for a stunning new self-build property in a small plantation within the Norfolk countryside, following the inputs of our architecture, landscape and planning specialists.

The house is named Hala Ridge. Hala references the old English word hala meaning “a clearing in the woods”, which the site is. Whilst the word is also thought to have led to the nearby village, Kennighall, being so named. Ridge references the cues from local geology (the Cromer moraine) and the unusual shape of the building.

The property is Carbon Zero following work with Mesh as project sustainability engineers

As part of the landscape strategy for the site, the former Christmas Tree planning would be selectively felled and replaced with native woodland, delivering a 44% biodiversity net gain together with other enhancement measures.

The application was recommended for approval by Officers at Breckland Council based on the quality of the design proposals and following the support of the Parish Council and many local residents, without any objections made. Officer recommendation was then supported by Breckland Council’s Planning Committee without objection from any councillors.

The applicants, who are now looking to develop the property, in thanking Rural Solutions for helping them to navigate through the planning process to achieve consent stated:

It really was a difficult journey and there is absolutely no doubt that without your steady and calm guidance we really would never have got there.
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