Our latest planning application is in – we’ve made many, many, changes to placate the council but have managed to keep the main elements that improve the house’s performance:
- 200mm of external insulation
- Extensive solar PV
- Locally-made triple-glazed windows
- A large thermal store, heated by solar thermal and a woodburner
Overall we’re still targeting a reduction in heating requirement of up to 95%, and to be a net producer of energy. All of this can only get built though if we can get planning approval though, and to date that has been difficult.
We need your help
We need to show that there is support for this type of sustainable building. We’re getting our neighbours to write letters of support, and add supporting comments to the planning application online – but the more we can get, the better.
What you can do – by November 27
Have a look at the planning documents, our application number is 81791/HHA/2013 and the documents can be seen here
If you have any questions, please contact us and I’ll do my best to get back to you quickly. If you’re happy then please send in a supportive comment. You can do that in three ways:
The quickest way is to add your comment using the council’s online form with our application number – 81791/HHA/2013
Send an email
Or you can send your response to email@example.com. Please be sure to include the planning application number (81791/HHA/2013), your name and address and your comments.
You can write to the Chief Planning Officer, but please be quick – we need all comments in by the 27th of November:
Planning and Building Control, PO Box 96, Waterside House, Sale Waterside, Tatton Road, Sale M33 7ZF
Please do what you can – we only have until November 27 to get comments in!