Significant progress is being made in Whitehill & Bordon with two major steps being taken towards delivering the Eco-town project.
Normally transport is the theme running through the blog but I’d be foolish not to mention some of the Eco-town’s big news from the last few weeks, so here goes…
Firstly, after its sale to the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) the development company Radian have now been announced as the developer for the Quebec Barracks site, which will see 100 new homes built.
Radian, who has won prestigious awards for its sustainable developments in recent years, was chosen after a rigorous selection process. They will be tasked with delivering the high environmental standards required to make this a showcase development on the former Ministry of Defence land – as well as making it a great place to live and work.
The mixture of mainly two storey family houses set around a ‘village green’ will be built to the highest energy efficiency standards.
The homes in Whitehill & Bordon will be among the first in the country to use the new ‘zero carbon home standard’.
To make the homes eco they will have solar panels, home office facilities, triple glazed windows, cycle storage, water butts, composting equipment, high-levels of insulation as well as measures to reduce overheating.
Energy and water use will be monitored by ‘smart meters’ which give comprehensive information about the amount of energy being used which will help to promote savings.
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Secondly, we are very pleased to announce that £1.2m government funding has been won by East Hampshire District Council in partnership with Hampshire County Council to help kick-start the business economy and build new homes in Whitehill & Bordon.
It will be used to start transforming Louisburg Barracks into a business park with much-needed new jobs and new homes.
There will be approximately 450 new homes and 6.13ha of employment land delivering approximately 500 new jobs.
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