Generally, planning policies and decisions made by local planning authorities should avoid the development of isolated homes in the countryside/greenbelt unless certain circumstances apply. In this case, the scheme was designed to meet the paragraph 80’s criterion of exceptional quality. Considered to represent a high standard of architecture, and has the ability to act as a model for others in the region.
For the design to be of exceptional quality it needs to be truly outstanding and innovative, helping to raise standards of design more generally in rural areas. It should reflect the highest standards in architecture and significantly enhance its immediate setting while also being sensitive to the defining characteristics of the local area.