UK ‘eco-town’ to feature solar and district heating

Date: 17 August 2017

 

A planned housing development in the UK is to feature solar panels and district heating.

The £80m Elmsbrook eco-town development in Oxfordshire is a joint venture between building firm Crest Nicholson and housing provider A2 Dominion.

The town will feature 232 ‘eco-homes’ on a 10 ha site, with 30 per cent affordable housing.

The companies said each house will include PV panels, electric vehicle charging points and district heating.

Construction is slated to begin next spring, with a projected end date of 2022.

Nick Hutchings, commercial executive director at A2Dominion, said: “With more and more demands on environmental issues, our collaborative and forward-thinking approach will be key to offering sustainable living and greener futures.”

Chris Tinker, main board director at Crest Nicholson, added: “The creation of eco-friendly, energy efficient housing is a key pillar of our commitment to sustainability and the Elmsbrook site has been carefully planned to offer all the benefits of contemporary sustainable living.”

Source: Decentralised Energy