A Bradford on Avon couple have applied to build a futuristic eco-friendly home on the edge of the town.

Fiona Tees and her partner want to build the eco-friendly property in the back garden of their home on the Trowbridge Road.

Ms Tees told the town’s planning and environment committee the new house would be modern, contemporary and use new environmental technology.

It has been designed by local architect Sarah Gibson, a Wiltshire Council member for Bradford on Avon South.

Ms Tees said she hoped the town council planning committee would “embrace” the trapezoid 21st century design, although it will not be visible from any of the main roads.

The house would be built on floating foundations to minimise impact to beech tree roots in her garden and would have a part basement.

It would have photovoltaic and solar roof panels to harness energy from the sun, and electric charging points in the car port for vehicles.

The house has been designed to minimise any overlooking of neighbouring properties and modern louvres to help any perceived overlooking and regulate solar heat gain.

After a refusal on the couple’s first planning application, Ms Tees said they had since moved the position of the house and taken account of the Wiltshire planning department advice.