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This fifty-acre farm is in the Forest of Bowland, an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. Charles Stanton obtained consent in 2006 for two farm buildings, an access road and wind turbine. Work has started on creating a sensitive and environmentally responsive addition to the countryside; the first building will have a grass roof, with soil filled gabion walls. With the future of the farm established; attention switched to modernising and upgrading the Grade 2 listed farmhouse. An approach has been adopted, which seeks to reinstate the C18th external character, removal of later additions and the creation of a sympathetic, contemporary extension. The extension has bedrooms, lounge, study and lift for the owner’s parents. High levels of insulation, a ground source heat pump and power generation are provided to try to create a carbon neutral house.