Ashleigh Clarke Architects

Paragraph 79 ‘isolated home’


Posted: September, 2020

Author: AC Architects

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Paragraph 79 ‘isolated home’ refers to a section of the 2018 National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) relating to building new isolated homes in the open countryside. Back in July 2018 the Government had updated the NPPF from ‘Paragraph 55’ to rename it as ‘Paragraph 79’ as the policy had changed, however, even though the name was changed it was thought the content itself remained exactly the same. If there ever was a part of a planning policy that could be described as truly ‘interesting’, then Paragraph 79 of the NPPF would be one of them. For a client, the policy allows the possibility to build an unprecedented home on a piece of land that would otherwise be unsuitable for development, and in so doing, to commission and own a bespoke piece of architecture. Sometimes homes under Paragraph 79 are notoriously hard to get planning permission for. To start off with you must meet the following pointers; Provide the re-use of a heritage asset, such as giving new life to a listed building, significantly enhance the immediate setting and slot in seamlessly to it, the agricultural (or other essential rural) worker clause and finally the re-use and enhancement clause.

Author: AC Architects

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