Wings PPS 7
Completed in 2014 'Wings' is a PPS 7 replacement dwelling for a retired Pilot and his wife.
The striking butterfly roof was inspired by the profile of an aircraft wing. The roof was designed to harness solar energy via roof mounted photovoltaics and to maximise views to the North and South of the site.
The large overhang along the South elevation provides solar shading, minimising overheating in summer whilst maximising sunlight in winter months to passively heat the building.
The planning application for this unique project was granted by Tunbridge Wells BC in 2010 under the National Planning Policy Statement 7 (PPS 7). This policy has now been replaced by the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Paragraph 79e which sets out the Government's policy for rural development in the open countryside, towns and villages.
2010 Tunbridge Wells BC
PPS 7 - New Build
Floorspace & Cost
310m² - £2500 psm