MP congratulates Maldon Conservation and Design Award winners


Goose House in Woodham Mortimer Wins Award for Architectural Design of New Sustainable Home

Submitted by Stuart Gulleford

As MP for Witham, Priti Patel congratulated three of her constituents on their success at the 2021 Maldon District Conservation & Design Awards.

Managed by Maldon District Council, with a jury chaired by Cllr Richard Siddall, six exemplary projects were recognized in a presentation ceremony on November 3.

Witham, Essex MP Priti Patel said: “I am delighted to see that no less than three of the six Maldon District Conservation and Design Award winners this year are in my constituency. I would like to congratulate them all on their success, which brings great distinction to our part of the world, as a center of high quality architecture, design and conservation.

“I am especially happy to see that Lauriston Community Farm is one of the winners, as I only visited it recently, just a few weeks ago, and I was extremely impressed with the work they are doing. both in terms of conservation and offering an agricultural and craft experience to people with learning disabilities.

The winners of the constituency of Witham are:

  • Goose House in Woodham Mortimer (pictured above) won an award for the architectural design of a new sustainable home for the owner of a nearby Grade II listed building. The house was designed by new architect Annabel Brown and will allow the owner to live on the land for many years to come.
The award-winning new stained glass window in St Peter’s Church, Wickham Bishops
  • St Peter’s Church in Wickham Bishops has been acclaimed for its new east stained glass window, by artist Ben Finn. The award judges created a special category, a commendation for fine craftsmanship, as they were very impressed with its quality and techniques, including the use of “antique” hand-blown glass for the crafts. characters represented in the window.
Lauriston Community Farm offers community-owned social farming on the Blackwater Estuary
  • Lauriston Community Farm in Goldhanger wins the award for nature conservation, including the maintenance of a historic salt marsh meadow, which is home to a wide range of wildlife. The 210-acre farm is community-owned and offers people with learning disabilities and autism the opportunity to experience day-to-day farm work.

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