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Paragraph 84 – designing innovative and exceptional new homes

10/08/2021

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Paragraph 84  – designing innovative and exceptional new homes

We recently hosted a visit from a Design:Midlands panel reviewing a proposal for a new home on a rural plot in Shropshire under Paragraph 84 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

Paragraph 84, which was previously known as Paragraph 80, Paragraph 79 or Paragraph 55, allows single new build homes to be built in the open countryside if it:

– is truly outstanding or innovative, reflecting the highest standards in architecture, and would help to raise standards of design more generally in rural areas; and

– would significantly enhance its immediate setting and be sensitive to the defining characteristics of the local area.

Designed by architect James, this Paragraph 84 property has been designed to respond to the character of the site, maximise the views to the Shropshire Hills, provide a flexible layout to allow for living spaces at both ground and first floor and utilise sustainable systems to minimise the home’s environmental impact.

The visit from the panel, which included a presentation from James and a site inspection, led to constructive feedback that will help us further refine the design ahead of submitting it to the local authority.

We have a strong pedigree in designing and securing permission for Paragraph 84 schemes with a number in development and completed projects. Explore a Paragraph 55 project we designed on the site of a former mushroom farm in north Shropshire here.

If you’re considering a Paragraph 84 property in Shropshire, Cheshire, North Wales or beyond and want to work creative architects that can deliver from concept to completion, get in touch.

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