Lake House Para 79
An elegant and relatively modest Paragraph 79e dwelling, Lake House is set within 40 acres of the High Weald AONB adjacent to former fishing lakes and a derelict railway line.
The design narrative draws upon simple forms that relate to the historic former railway and further guest accommodation is provided in the form of three "carriages" nestled within the trees, each providing essential accommodation for extended family to use.
The material palette for the new dwelling draws upon the strong heritage of brick and clay, linking to the woodland character that borders the site. In both cases these materials are expressed in a unique and contemporary way.
The planning application for this unique project was granted by Wealden District Council on the 18th September 2019 having gained full support from the Planning Inspectorate at local committee. The Inspector, Mr Papworth, applauded the rigorous approach to the site analysis and the requirements of the client which, ". . led to a building and its surrounding landscape that is of the highest standards of design."
Our proposals were allowed under the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Paragraph 79e, which sets out the Government's policy requirements for rural development in the open countryside.
2019 Wealden DC
Para 79 - New Build