Plans have been submitted to Oxford City Council by a homeowner to make their house more eco-friendly.

The plans were submitted by Dr Edward Norris-Cervetto for 6A The Court, Mary Price Close.

In the design and access statement, Dr Norris-Cervetto stated that as a household they wish to reduce their CO2 emissions ‘in line with Oxford City Council and the UK Government’s strategy and vision.

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Oxford Mail: The air-source heating pump. Picture: Oxford City CouncilThe air-source heating pump. Picture: Oxford City Council

In order to reduce the household’s carbon footprint, permission has been sought to install solar panels and an air-source heat bump within the property.

Dr Norris-Cervetto accepts the installation of the solar panels will change the appearance of the property but noted such panels have already been approved.

Oxford Mail: The design of the solar panels which will be placed on the roof. Picture: Oxford City CouncilThe design of the solar panels which will be placed on the roof. Picture: Oxford City Council

The solar panels are not expected to impact neighbouring properties as they will protrude just 3cm from the roof.


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