Zero carbon in Churchdown

Zero carbon in Churchdown

Gloucester-based Newland Homes has received unanimous approval from Tewkesbury Borough Council to build 145 zero carbon homes in Churchdown, not far from its Barnwood head office.

It offers a diverse range of housing, with 51 affordable homes and bungalows included in the plan. The development on Cheltenham Road East will feature homes entirely powered by renewable technologies, including air source heat pumps and solar panels.

The homes are designed to achieve an A rating in both energy efficiency and environmental impact, positioning them at the forefront of sustainable development and well above current UK building regulations.

Almost half of the development site is dedicated to public open space, which will include wildflower meadows, woodland areas, and play spaces. These landscape enhancements are designed to provide extensive ecological and wildlife benefits, with a projected 34% biodiversity net gain, significantly surpassing the expected planning standard of 10%.

Additional features of the project include allotments, spaces for self or custom build homes, and significant ecological initiatives. These initiatives encompass large public open spaces, hedgehog highways, and bird and bat boxes, catering to local wildlife.

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