‘HIGH-Quality, Energy-Efficient’ House Proposed For Site In Kilmacolm

20 April, 2021 | Planning

How the new property is expected to appear

PLANNERS are being asked to approve demolition of a house in Kilmacolm and development of a new property.

The site is at the junction of Knockbuckle Lane, Knockbuckle Road and Millburn Drive and is currently occupied by a two-storey dwelling described as being “in total disrepair”.

The site at present

Vehicle access to the four-bedroom house would be relocated from Knockbuckle Road to a point off Knockbuckle Lane.

A design statement by architects ataSTUDIO explains: “The proposal seeks to demolish the existing dwelling named Framlington, and to replace it with a new highly-efficient family home.

“The site-specific dwelling has been designed in a sensitive architectural manner with high-quality build materials, timber framed windows, delicate steel frame details and a durable brick finish.

“A light zinc roof is proposed along the eastern edge to Millburn drive, while a green [plant] sedum roof wraps over the kitchen dining spaces, master bedroom and carport areas. Not only is this visually attractive, but also provides significant rainwater attenuation.”

The statement continues: “The proposal will integrate green renewable technologies and sustainable materials, with the aim of substantially exceeding the required thermal performance requirements to provide a low carbon, energy efficient home.

“Our design is intended to contribute positively to the current and future development of Kilmacolm by integrating into the site and village fabric with truly crafted architecture.”

The application is pending consideration by Inverclyde planners.

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