Sussex Eco House receives planning approval!

Posted By Jon Sewell-Rutter

Sep 15th, 2011

Our scheme for a large 3-bedroom oak-framed eco house in rural Scaynes Hill has been granted planning approval by Mid Sussex District Council.

The project  is targeted to achieve Level 5 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, an initiative intended to drive sustainable development with Level 6 being the highest attainable.  In addition to design features such as careful site orientation to embrace and control solar gain, the project will feature very high levels of thermal insulation, a wood chip biomass boiler system, rainwater harvesting tank and Biorock biodigester sewage treatment plant.

Our client’s dream home is a fusion of this 21st century environmentally-responsible technology with rustic 15th century construction techniques, the concept for the building based on the Bayleaf House at the Weald and Downland Museum in Singleton, which is understood to date from the early 1400s. 

How different living conditions will be!