Para 80  New Build

Set within a 50 acre site on the edge of the Ashdown Forest, this new Paragraph 80 (Para 80) dwelling is located within the High Weald AONB and is a registered Park & Garden, forming part of a landscape designed by the renowned Humphrey Repton.

48 of the 50 acre site are located within the Ashdown Forest 400m exclusion zone. However, an existing access and small cluster of outbuilding located just outside this exclusion zone presented a unique opportunity to introduce a new isolated dwelling which could enjoy and enhance this wonderful setting while also providing the means to restore part of Repton’s original landscape design.

Our proposed new dwelling is a relatively modest single storey building, appearing small and discreet from the roadside arrival but revealing stunning south facing views of the open landscape and Ashdown Forest beyond. The building conceals these views on arrival and plays down its privileged position which is only revealed through a carefully orchestrated entrance sequence through the house.

In contrast to the building’s discreet roadside appearance, from across the open landscape the building seeks to spread its wings and command its position on the ridge of a hillside.

A gigantic oak tree has been central to the design of this house and its associated equestrian facility, which will convert waste into sustainable energy through the use of a domestic scale anaerobic digester.

The scheme has been granted resolution to approve by Wealden District Council pending confirmation of a s106 agreement. Until this has been confirmed we aren’t adding it to our unparalleled portfolio of PPS 7, Paragraph 55, Paragraph 79 and now Paragraph 80 planning consents !

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