A detailed planning consent has been granted for a detached eco-house, close to the town centre and within the conservation area. The dwelling has a sedum roof, providing a high degree of insulation and constant temperatures throughout the year. Other features include rainwater harvesting, an air-source heat pump, passive solar collection, low-voltage lighting and heat recovery ventilation. The house itself is spacious with a gross internal area of approximately 1400sq.ft. and is on two levels. The lower-ground floor has a vestibule, two bedrooms, a recreation room/utility room or office space, with views onto the private walled garden and a bathroom and an ensuite shower room. The upper-ground floor has an entrance lobby, living room, kitchen and dining area with Velux roof lights. Outside is the garden and patio with pergola to the rear and the parking area and small garden to the front. The outside walls will be of stone, brickwork and render with green weatherboarding. Oak-frame windows and timber doors will complete the construction. An architect has drawn- up a more traditional three- bedroom design which can be provided as part of the package, but which would need to gain approval if required.