Plans for Shropshire Passivhaus homes approved
Planning permission has been granted by Shropshire Council for 12 new affordable homes, designed by PHT Patron member Architype.
Commissioned by Shropshire Housing Group, the greenfield site, which lies just outside the village of Much Wenlock, is one of a number of sites in the county identified by the group for affordable housing. The £1.5 million development will allocate 10 socially rented properties, with the remainder to be marketed for shared ownership.
All the homes are designed to achieve Passivhaus certification:
3 x 3 bed
7 x 2 bed
2 x 1 bed
The new homes aim to offer residents a healthy and comfortable lifestyle, with the robust building performance that will keep operational costs to a minimum.
The design for the homes is the product of community and client consultation by Marches Community Led Trust, a part of Shropshire Housing Group that specialise in consultation with communities.
Special attention has been paid to the appearance of the properties, which sit comfortably within the local vernacular. The timber frame homes will be clad in an arrangement of FSC approved, UK grown thermally modified hardwood, and locally sourced lime render and clay tiles.
The development is due to start on site in April 2017 when local Shropshire contractors, SJ Roberts, will begin groundworks. Estimated completion is February 2018.
Client: Shropshire Housing Group
Landscape and Planning Consultants: Node
Structural Engineers: Thomas Consulting
M&E consultant: Alan Clarke
Quantity Surveyor: WP Housing
Contractor: SJ Roberts