This new dwelling was approved in the Green Belt under the provision of special circumstances for high quality design. The development retains the local South Staffordshire vernacular of traditional steeply pitched roofs, canted brick sills, corbelled eaves and dentil verges. A modern twist is added to the entrance elevation in the form of a contemporary lead clad two-storey feature window. The house scores highly on renewable energy, and even feeds electricity into the National Grid via the inset photovoltaic cells within the roof. Further innovative features include extremely energy efficient modular plasterboard panels instead of conventional radiators or under floor heating which help maintain the modern open plan aesthetic of the interior.