Eco-house plans turned down to protect landscape around Dickleburgh Moor
- Credit: South Norfolk Council
Plans to build an eco-house close to Dickleburgh Moor have been refused because the development would have been out of keeping with the open nature of the location.
The proposals would have seen a single self-built home, featuring a striking curved design and eco features including green roof and carbon negative energy generation, built on a plot of land adjacent to Moorlands on Norwich Road.
In their submission the applicants argued the house would promote sustainable architecture and low energy use and that the area would be 'enhanced with the addition of an outstanding piece of architecture'.
Dickleburgh Village Society had argued that the plans would have seriously compromised the natural landscape of nearby Dickleburgh Moor, which is being developed as a wildlife wetland.
South Norfolk Council refused the plans saying it: 'Would be out of keeping with the open nature of this part of Dickleburgh and would not enhance or conserve the landscape character.'