Project Description

  • Chatham, Kent
  • Palm Developments Ltd

Lordswood Urban extension is located on a site surrounded by ancient woodland. This unique development was developed to embrace this rich rural setting containing 89 ecologically friendly residential units.

Working with this beautiful landscape, the project sustains itself by using a woodland furnace and is designed to be constructed from local sustainable materials.

The project found that there was sufficient woodland resource available, both adjoining the developed area and also within that part of Cowbeck Woods. This created an opportunity to run a woodfuel-powered biomass facility providing heat to the dwellings from the products arising from the reintroduction of coppice management, running in accordance with nature conservation principles.