Our future homes need to be affordable to run, climate change resistant and should consider ecology, biodiversity, strategic planting schemes and enhancing natural features.
Responding to architectural design, site constraints and client brief, we recently presented both landscape and innovation proposals for a Paragraph 79 dwelling in Northamptonshire to a Design Review Panel. The panel members are impartial experts in their respective fields of architecture, landscape and sustainability.
Articulating the design ideas through a site walkover and a presentation, the objective is to gain support that the scheme is “truly outstanding or innovative”, as outlined in Paragraph 79 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
In regards to the landscape proposal, we had the desire to boost the wider setting through landscape and biodiversity enhancements, while for the innovation proposal, by working with a Building Services Engineer to review the energy demands of the home, we proposed a hybrid, climate change resistant, technological solution.
We recognise that this is not an average home, but it does offer an important opportunity to deploy innovative technologies to drive emissions reduction, which could be replicated in more conventional housing stock. The ever-evolving technology market presents a challenge on how to demonstrate an innovative design.
Representing your project on your behalf at a Design Review Panel is just one of the services we offer – do get in touch with us for more information.