April 12, 2019 2.39 pm This story is over 29 months old

Bid to turn former reservoir into family house

The existing tank will be built into the new house

A former water reservoir near Tealby could be converted into a low carbon-footprint family-home if plans are approved.

Applicant Tony Parkinson wants to utilise the now-disconnected existing tank, formerly used by Anglian Water, and use it to create a two bed property, across multiple levels.

Documents submitted to West Lindsey Council on his behalf by Hayward McMullan Architects, say: “The site is now vacant and not used for its original purpose, therefore the new owners are seeking to convert the disused tank into a single family dwelling.

How the water tank looks currently.

“The existing tank structure is of a sufficient height and size to house much of a single family dwelling within the existing structure.”

They say the design will “express the orignal industrial built form.

They outline a variety of design principles alongside their build including a series of roof lights to let in sunlight to the deepest areas and increase heat in the building, planted roofs to absorb heat and insulate the building and harvesting rainwater.

An artists’ impression of the house.

These will also lower the running costs of the building.

The applicant says the built form will be hidden from the road by utilising pitched roofs.

According to Savills auctioneers website, the site sold for £40,000 in June 2018.

The current location of the water tank.

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