This 24 acre site lies in the open countryside outside the South Downs National Park. The architecture has developed from key characteristics of flint which is a locally quarried material.

Our Para 55 proposals explore these contrasting textures and enable the building to assimilate into the woodland backdrop when viewed from the public realm. The dark external simplicity sets up a dramatic surprise when entering the building, revealing its curved white courtyard and bright interior spaces.

A detailed analysis of views from within the South Downs National Park revealed a part of the site which was shielded by various foreground screening. This screened portion of the site has then directly informed the footprint of our proposals.

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Application Type

The planning application for this unique family home has been submitted to Chichester DC for approval under the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Paragraph 55. This policy has now been superseded by the current National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Paragraph 79, which sets out the Government's policy requirements for rural development in the open countryside.

Project Details


Designated Area  
National Park

Project Type  
Para 55 - New Build

Internal Floorspace