Feather House is a proposed project in Mickle Mere. It is an area of wetland and grazing marsh managed by Suffolk Wildlife Trust. Mickle Mere is close to Pakenham and Ixworth and defined by the River Blackbourn running nearby. Hides are located throughout the wetlands, thus helping visitors to experience the important role of this unique habitat for waders and wildfowl. The grazing marsh also provides good hunting grounds for Barn Owls with a number of boxes already provided by the Suffolk Community Barn Owl Project.
The driving concepts for this proposal are based around creating a profound and unique piece of architecture. Taking influence from its immediate wetland context, Feather House seeks to create something highly personal and sensitive. Using Paragraph 79 of the National Planning Policy Framework as the yardstick it defines the worthiness of the scheme.