AR Design Studio floats Water Lily House proposals

AR Design Studio's Water Lily House proposals

Practice looks to ‘country house clause’ for Hampshire reservoir plans

AR Design Studio has worked up proposals for a water-lily inspired house that would float on a Hampshire reservoir.

The practice said it would seek approval for the scheme under the National Planning Policy Framework’s so-called “country house clause” – Paragraph 79 of the key planning rulebook, which allows new homes in countryside areas when they are of “exceptional quality”.

AR Design Studio said the 505sq m scheme, named Water Lily House, was earmarked for a disused agricultural reservoir near Alresford and that it would provide future residents with 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside as well as promote biodiversity.

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