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Owners of Anglo Plant Hire Ltd, of Gedney Drove End, has applied to build a 'energy positive' home in the village

Gedney Drove End could see an innovation in housing if plans for a new "flood resilient and energy positive" home go ahead.

Family-run business Anglo Plant Ltd, based in the village for 25 years, wants to build a two-storey home with energy-saving features, such as low energy lighting, electric car charging point and "zero electricity sewage treatment system".

According to a statement from architects working for Anglo Plant, the home will be a "zero carbon, fossil fuel-free" building that "export more energy to the National Grid than it consumes".

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The statement said: "The scheme will be a contemporary, zero carbon and energy positive exemplar project, with the proposed home being fossil fuel-free and exporting more energy to the National Grid than it consumes, effectively becoming a mini power station.

"This will be a first within the area, with the UK's first smart carbon, energy positive house having been built on a university campus, not as market-delivered housing, in 2016."

The home's design is partly based on work done at Cardiff University, with the addition of a plan to "straighten a length of drain" maintained by South Holland Internal Drainage Board.

"This project will also support an existing, well-established family business, securing its continued future and allowing the business to grow, while reducing the amount of miles travelled to and from work by the client," the statement said.

"As such, locating the proposed home near to the applicant's existing place of work will enhance the sustainability of the proposal and existing business, as well as delivering enhanced site security and supporting a rural enterprise.

"The proposal will not cause issues to neighbours by virtue of noise, odour, disturbance or visual intrusion."

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