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Unanimous approval to build zero carbon homes at Churchdown

We’ve secured unanimous approval to build zero carbon homes at Churchdown.  The 145 new homes will be close to our head office in Barnwood.

Council praises Newland Homes’ trailblazing approach

Tewkesbury Borough Council voted unanimously in favour of the proposed development on Cheltenham Road East.  They praised our trailblazing approach to design, sustainability and track record of delivery.

In direct response to Tewkesbury Borough Council’s Climate Emergency, each of the zero carbon homes planned for the site will be powered by renewable technologies.  This will include air source heat pumps and solar panels, transforming the way these modern homes are designed and run.

Development includes allotments and extensive ecology initiatives

The development consists of a varied mix of homes, including 51 affordable homes and bungalows.  Along with other benefits, such as allotments, seven plots for self or custom build and extensive ecology initiatives including large areas of public open space, hedgehog highways and bird and bat boxes.

Construction work is anticipated to start in the spring, with the first homes available to purchase towards the end of 2024.

Protected public open space

Almost 50% of the site will be protected as public open space, including wildflower meadows, woodland planting and play space.  Landscape enhancements will provide significant ecology and wildlife benefits.  This will achieve a 34% biodiversity net gain against the expected planning standard of 10% biodiversity net gain.

The new homes will achieve an ‘A’ rating for both energy efficiency and environmental impact, making them the absolute pinnacle of sustainable development and far surpassing the UK’s current building regulations.

Tom Sheppard, Planning Director for Newland Homes, comments: “Zero carbon homes are without a doubt the future for housing and Tewkesbury Borough Council is forward-thinking in embracing this.  We look forward to delivering innovative zero carbon homes on our home turf in Gloucestershire.”

Support for homes at Churchdown follows another successful planning permission for Newland Homes in Twyning.  Tewkesbury Borough Council approved the housebuilder’s detailed plans for 47 new zero carbon homes following Outline permission in 2022.

Financial contributions

As part of the planning permission for the development, we’ll be making financial contributions towards Highway Improvements.  This will include the delivery of a new toucan crossing, local education provision, libraries, playing pitches and the local community centre. CIL contributions of around £400k will also be generated by the development.

We recently won a WhatHouse? Award for Best Sustainable Development for another of our zero carbon homes schemes.  These awards are known as the ‘Oscars’ of the housebuilding industry, and we were praised for the robust approach to climate change and our carbon neutral agenda. We’re also a Carbon Neutral Business for the second year running.

To register your interest for further information about the development, click here, call 01452 623000 or follow on socials @newlandhomes.


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