Planners approve green homes development

Construction siteOfficials at Epsom and Ewell Borough Council have given the green light to plans to build five environmentally-friendly homes in the area.

The project’s developers say the properties will be among the first of their kind in the UK as they meet the highest carbon reduction and energy efficiency standards. All of the homes will meet the government’s Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, as well as the Lifetime Homes standard.   

The five houses will be built as part of Crest Nicholson’s £6.4m Noble Park development, situated on the outskirts of Epsom, Surrey.

Designers and architects across the country are looking at new building techniques and at how installing features such as double glazing and solar panels can help improve the energy efficiency of homes. This project is sure to provide valuable insight into how the government’s target of ensuring all homes built after 2016 are carbon neutral homes can be achieved.

Stephen Stone, chief executive of Crest Nicholson, said: "We believe that sustainability is fundamental to the future of every business and every individual. For Crest Nicholson this means delivering high quality, attractive, energy-efficient homes that will help to inform the future of low carbon housing."

Mark Berry, Epsom and Ewell Borough Council’s head of planning and building control, said he anticipates there will be "plenty of learning opportunities for planners and building control officers as the project progresses".

Written by Les Yates

Article Added: 4/28/2011 2:10:19 PM


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