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Eco-house plans turned down to protect landscape around Dickleburgh Moor

PUBLISHED: 09:11 18 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:11 18 October 2018

Aerial photography of Dickleburgh Moor. Plans for an eco house nearby have been refused. Picture: South Norfolk Council

Aerial photography of Dickleburgh Moor. Plans for an eco house nearby have been refused. Picture: South Norfolk Council

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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 proposed eco house on Norwich Road in Dickleburgh would have feature energy saving measures and a striking design. Picture: South Norfolk CouncilThe proposed eco house on Norwich Road in Dickleburgh would have feature energy saving measures and a striking design. Picture: South Norfolk Council

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”.

The plot of land on the left hand side of Norwich Road in Dickleburgh that was the proposed site for an eco house. Picture: GoogleThe plot of land on the left hand side of Norwich Road in Dickleburgh that was the proposed site for an eco house. Picture: Google

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.”

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