The Green Barn
Part of our planning application was the provision of a community building to provide resources for the residents and broader parish community.
A contemporary take on the Devon Long Barn The Green Barn is designed to be as environmentally sustainable as possible, built on Rammed Car Tyre foundations with Straw bale walls, solar PV, battery storage and an EV charge point.
The Green Barn will be multifunctional covering three core needs:
- Communal storage / share-shed for the residents.
- Rental space for small businesses in the parish. One of the key issues in the recent Parish Plan was the shortage of affordable Live/Work units, so we have incorporated two small offices and a reasonably sized workshop for rental to small businesses in the parish.
- A function room which will serve as an exhibition space and cater for recreational and educational activities and host public meetings. Given the CLT’s core ethic of sustainability it is hoped that The Green Barn will serve as an Eco Hub for Climate and Sustainability focused community groups and an education & exhibition space for those wishing to learn and promote sustainability and environmental technologies.