Etopia to build 50 eco-friendly homes in Kent

Etopia to build 50 eco-friendly homes in Kent

Dover District Council has approved Etopia Homes’ plans to deliver 50 eco-friendly homes on a site in Eastry, Kent.

The scheme is set to deliver 35 private sale homes and 15 affordable homes, comprising a mix of two, three and four-bedrooms.

All of the homes being delivered at the 6.35-acre Greensands development have been designed to achieve an Energy Performance Certificate Rating (EPC) rating above the highest category of ‘A’.

Etopia Homes, one of five companies which sits within the Reuben Brothers-backed Etopia Group, plan to achieve this by using low-carbon technologies, sustainable building methods and materials, and smart devices that collect real time data on a home’s energy performance. 

Before arriving on site, the homes will be manufactured at Etopia Homes’ Cheshire factory, which is capable of delivering 2,000 factory-built homes a year. Key features of the homes include integrated low-carbon technologies – such as air source heat pumps and solar panels, and Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MHVR) systems fitted with filters that can remove 80-90% percent of certain allergens.

James Pikett, Development Director at Etopia Homes, said: “This site represents our biggest scheme to date, demonstrating the rapid growth trajectory we’ve been on over the last few years as a company. Our ambition, via developments such as this, is to scale up the delivery of eco-friendly developments that prioritise placemaking and beauty. Thanks to our patented technology, we can ensure we’re able to consistently deliver on this quickly and efficiently.”

Work on site is due to start in late July, with the first homes being completed by the end of the year.

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