Thursday, 17 August 2017

Eco home approved

A LOW-ENERGY house is set to be built in Ewelme.

A LOW-ENERGY house is set to be built in Ewelme.

Permission has been granted to demolish an existing bungalow and outbuildings in Eyre’s Lane to make way for the single-storey home and a linked outbuilding.

The developer says the house will meet the Passivhaus standard, which means that it will need 75 per cent less energy to heat it compared with a conventional house.

Ewelme Parish Council had recommended that permission be refused due to concerns about access and visibility in the narrow road.

But South Oxfordshire District Council planning officer Sharon Crawford said the site had no immediate neighbours and the design and size of the property was in accordance with council policy.

She said the developer planned to improve the vision splay by cutting back the hedgerow.

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