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Appeal: Passivhaus homes deemed ‘no longer exceptional’ enough for green belt development


Plans for two highly efficient Passivhaus-standard homes have been dismissed, as an inspector found their design no longer innovative enough to meet the ‘truly exceptional’ standards required for green belt development

First developed in 1990, a Passivhaus building is one that uses advanced building techniques to achieve exceptional energy efficiency standards. Although they are increasingly popular in Northern Europe, with more than 25,000 constructed, there are fewer than 250 in the UK. The proposal in question would see the construction of two detached Passivhaus homes on green belt land east of Rayleigh i.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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