In this section you will find the technical appraisals of Energy Performance, Biodiversity and Building Materials. There are also letters from Professor Newport (UEL) and Professor Sayer (UCL) giving some detail and context to the aims of the project.

EnerGY MOdelling

This report has been prepared to accompany a planning application for Cork Oak House under paragraph 79 of the National Planning Policy Framework. This study seeks to assess the predicted energy performance in order to quantify the carbon impact of the project. The study is undertaken in the context of the climate and ecological emergency (CEE) as declared by Parliament and many local authorities including Breckland Council. 

Biodiversity Enhancement Scheme

The Biodiversity Enhancement Strategy for the proposed development at Frogs Hall Lane, Swanton Morley, Norfolk, NR20 4NX (grid reference: TG 02244 16011). With the enhancements planned in this document, there is an opportunity to enhance the value of the site for local wildlife, resulting in a net gain for biodiversity, as is encouraged by the National Planning Policy Framework.

Materials Performance Assessment

This literature review presents the results of the academic research in relation to construction materials used for a residential building in Norfolk (Frog’s Lane project) for Kent Magill. The objective of this document is to present existing academic research to desribe the hygrothermal properties of the proposed materials and how they are affected by environmental conditions.

Professor Darryl Newport

Professor Darryl Newport is Director of the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) and leader on a number of key research projects.

Professor carl sayer

Founder of the Norfolk Ponds Projects and expert in aquatic and other habitat restoration, Professor Carl Sayer was invited by Greenlight Environmental Consultancy to comment on the advise on pond restoration and  on more innovative and ecologically-based ways of improving biodiversity at the proposed Cork Oak House development site.