Description:Rural agricultural small scale housing scheme
Isfield – Oaks farm housing scheme, comprises of three, three bedroom detached houses, located on the fringe of a rural Sussex village, 5 miles to the north east of Lewes.
The proposal seeks to make optimum use of the site with a sensitively considered rural development that would respect the vernacular architectural language of rural sussex, whilst offering state of the art net zero Passivhaus homes for families as well as improving the biodiversity and ecological value of the current site.
The key elements of the design are :
The small scheme housing scheme has been designed through a proces of research, based on historic Sussex and Downland farm steads. This relates to the materiality, scale, appearance and layout of the houses, with the clear intention to integrate and weave the proposal into the local rural and agricultural surroundings.
Isfield – Oaks farm design proposals, demonstrate the provision of a high quality housing scheme that complies with LPA and National Planning policies and addresses an acute local need with a thoughtful and appropriate approach to the sensitivity and considerations of the site. Through studied use of material, consideration of form and typology and application of passive design principles as well as passive house ones, this scheme will provide zero carbon, high-quality housing on a site that is currently underused.
The proposed design would be a valuable and beneficial addition to the immediate vicinity, promoting the principles of sustainable, locally generated quality architecture that exemplifies a responsible approach to development in this age.
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