Contemporary home application withdrawn

A company seeking to build a cutting edge contemporary home at Hethersett has withdrawn the application in a bid to boost its green credentials.

A company seeking to build a cutting edge contemporary home at Hethersett has withdrawn the application in a bid to boost its green credentials.

Gable Developments has incorporated latest passive housing techniques in its proposals, including high levels of insulation, triple-glazed windows and low power heating system.

However, the site off Ketteringham Lane is outside the village development boundary which means planning consent for an isolated new house may not granted unless it is of truly exceptional, innovative and outstanding contemporary design. South Norfolk Planning officials, and the parish council, claim the scheme does not meet the required criteria and are recommending refusal. The application had been scheduled for determination on March 23.

Chris Leeming, a director of Gable Developments, said: 'We withdrew the application because we want to make the house zero carbon.'

He expected to resubmit revised plans shortly.

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