Bigbury Hollow PPS 7
The underground house, aptly named Bigbury Hollow, is flooded with daylight via two large terraced courtyards between the buildings two subterranean wings.
These terraced areas provide the PPS 7 home with plant beds for growing vegetables and culinary herbs. The sunken nature of the courtyards also helps conceal domestic furniture and prevent light pollution from the house at night.
The house is also equipped with a car lift to provide access to an underground garage and enable level access throughout the house.
The planning application for this unique project was granted by Canterbury Council in 2012, under 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 This policy has now been replaced by the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Paragraph 79e which sets out the Government's policy for rural development in the open countryside, towns and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.
2012 Canterbury Council
PPS 7 - New Build
Floorspace & Cost
400m² - £2850 psm