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Posted February 1st, 2017 by Jasmine Lui
Paragraph 55 is a clause in the National Planning Policy Framework. It includes a series of ‘special circumstances’ that allows dwellings of exceptional and innovative design to be built in open countryside.
The proposed dwelling at Barton Hill Farm has been designed with an exceptional quality and innovative nature to meet the requirements of Paragraph 55.
In order to meet the ‘exceptional’ requirements of Paragraph 55, design must be driven far beyond a traditional solution to create a completely unique home. The dwelling at Barton Hill Farm responses to the specific characteristics of the surrounding environment and the needs of the client, making it entirely bespoke.
The design has been generated by, and forms a continuation of the undulating local landscape. This creates a livable feature in the landscape.
Whilst the dwelling is contemporary in nature, it uses local materials to provide strong links to the local heritage.