Furrows Para 55
This four bed Para 55 house will form a new landmark between the village settlement and the wider agricultural setting. The design concept bears reference to traditional ploughing techniques and the first floor box, that contains the main living area, references the simple forms of local agricultural buildings.
The innovative design features a PV-T system and an Earth Energy Bank which enables vast amounts of summer solar energy to be stored. Furrows will be off-grid 85% of the time and still export enough electricity to run two further houses.
The planning application for this unique project was granted by North Yorkshire Council in 2015, under the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Paragraph 55. This policy has now been superseded by the current National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Paragraph 79e, which sets out the Government's policy requirements for rural development in the open countryside.
2015 North Yorkshire Council
Para 55 - New Build