Our planning application for 145 zero carbon homes at Cheltenham Road East, Churchdown has now been approved by Tewkesbury Borough Council. It was a unanimous decision with committee members speaking very highly of Newland Homes and our approach to sustainability.
We’re currently completing preparatory works prior to commencing development. First homes are expected to be released for sale in 2024.
Our plans show the delivery of 145 homes with 51 homes delivered as affordable housing, plus 7 self or custom build. Homes will range from 1 to 5 bedroom houses and bungalows. They’ll be zero carbon too, achieved by providing air source heat pumps for heating and hot water and renewable energy derived from solar panels. This, and the high levels of fabric efficiency means our dwellings obtain an EPC rating at the top of ‘A’ (and even above), well in excess of building regulation requirements.
Almost 50% of the site will be public open space, providing a meandering play area, meadow areas and woodland planting. Proposed landscaping enhancements will provide fantastic ecology and wildlife benefits equating to a 34% biodiversity net gain for habitats and 15% for hedgerows. This is considerably more than emerging standards of 10%.
Substantial CIL contributions will directly benefit the local community, with 25% specifically set aside for the Parish Council. Contributions will be provided towards the local highways network, including the delivery of a new toucan crossing, local education provision, libraries, playing pitch provision and the local community centre.
Looking to a sustainable future
Looking to the future, there is a passionate commitment to creating an increasingly sustainable legacy with each and every home. There are many features throughout not only our homes, but also the wider development. These all mitigate climate change. Investment is made into technologies over and above our planning and building regulation requirements. This ensures homes can maximise the benefit of solar pv production offsetting grid electricity usage. We use air source heat pumps or other new technologies avoiding fossil fuel usage that can make homes net zero carbon. Seemingly small touches such as a composter or water butt, or integrated eco bins in every kitchen to encourage recycling mean that it’s the little details that make the biggest difference. Newland Homes prides itself on not only meeting but exceeding current building regulations and planning requirements with the future constantly front of mind.
Great design at the heart of every home
Inside each home is an abundance of considered touches of award winning design. Kitchens are carefully thought out not only in terms of practicality, but comfort too, with the kitchen being the heart of the home. Integrated appliances form part of the standard specification, along with the amount of natural light and task lighting all considered. Principal bedrooms boast built in wardrobes and storage is always considered. Bathrooms ooze relaxation with their high quality fittings including popular ‘rain’ shower heads, whether you enjoy a long soak, or a quick splash.
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