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Essex eco-village given the green light

DATE: 30 Oct 2017

The Secretary of State’s appointed Inspector has allowed an appeal and granted planning permission for the erection of 94 residential dwellings, a flexible mixed use building and open space on a greenfield site on the edge of Newport in Essex, within the area of Uttlesford District Council.

The scheme, designed by Zed Factory Limited (whose Principal is Professor Bill Dunster OBE MA), will export surplus electricity generated by its solar arrays to the national grid and the technology incorporated into the design is such that residents will have net zero energy demand.  The eco-credentials, coupled with a range of other benefits and the Council’s lack of a five year housing land supply, helped secure planning permission.

Stephen Whale of Landmark Chambers successfully represented the appellant, Sir Arthur Ellis Will Limited, at the four-day inquiry.

For a copy of the decision, click here.