Self builder given permission for Passivhaus on greenbelt under Paragraph 80

The plans for the property show the dark house in the distance behind trees
The plans for the timber-framed Passivhaus were approved under Paragraph 80 of the National Planning Policy Framework as its design was deemed "standout" (Image credit: Feneley Studios)

Planning permission has been granted for a timber-framed home under a specific clause in the planning regulations.

Central Bedfordshire Council has given permission for a self build Passivhaus to be built under Paragraph 80 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in Dagnall, Berkhamsted.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.