Self build resembling a WWII aircraft fuselage is given green light by planners

A mock up of the aircraft inspired self build
The site once formed part of RAF Castle Camps, where squadrons using the deHavilland Mosquito flew from (Image credit: Hawkes Architecture)

An ambitious house design that takes design inspiration from a Second World War military aircraft has been given the go-ahead after a planning appeal.

The three-bedroom property, which will be built near Castle Camps on the border of Cambridgeshire and Essex, celebrates the historic role the area played as a base for ‘The Wooden Wonder’, the de Havilland Mosquito.

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