Gloucestershire based developer Newland Homes is set to begin its first large scale zero carbon development in Tickenham this spring.
32 new homes will benefit from solar panels, air source heat pumps in lieu of gas boilers and ‘hedgehog highways’, holes in the bases of fences which allow hedgehogs to roam freely through the gardens. Electric car charging points will also be installed and a large wildflower meadow with natural outdoor play equipment created.
Alongside developing houses which allow homeowners to reduce their carbon footprint, Newland Homes plans to use local contractors for the development to reduce travelling pollution and bolster the economy.
Jeremy Drew, Developments Director at Newland Homes, comments: “Newland Homes is investing in the future with our first Zero Carbon scheme. It is not a planning requirement, but it is the right thing to do, and is increasingly sought by our customers. This is a major milestone and sets the scene for all of Newland Homes’ coming developments.
“We’re upgrading the ambitions for our properties, so they are more sustainable and economic to run, without compromising on their style, and are future-proofed for both the homeowner and the environment. Our Zero Carbon homes even exceed the Government’s recently trialled Future Homes Standard, currently intended to be rolled out from 2025.”