Eco home could be built in Louth

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A UNIQUE eco house with a grass roof could be built in Louth.

A planning application has been submitted to East Lindsey District Council to build the property on land next to 136 Horncastle Road.

The applicant is HJW Developments Ltd of Louth and the agent is Jonathan Hendry Architects of Holton le Clay.

In a statement to ELDC the architects say: “The single storey accommodation is arranged around two submerged courtyard spaces. By submerging the house into the existing sloping site the house becomes almost invisible.

“Its layout and positioning takes advantage of natural light, solar gain and ventilation. The roof of the house is grass. A 10 metre grid of trees is laid across the site like a carpet; from a distance the site will appear as a copse.

“It is proposed to install a rainwater harvesting tank for collection of overflow rainwater from the roof of the building. ”

ELDC will make a decision on the plan in the next few months.