The City of Edinburgh Council has granted planning permission for 444 houses at Western Villages which will create the largest net zero carbon housing development in Scotland.
This is a major part of the Granton Waterfront Regeneration where more than 3,500 homes will be built over the next decade. These will be a mix of one, two and three bedroom flats with accessibility and a wide range of owning or renting options available.
Edinburgh Reporter 5th July 2021 read more »
Work has started to create an affordable housing development where every new home will be powered by renewable energy. The 79 homes, which are being built on an empty site off Harrison Drive in Colne, will use solely green technologies for their power and heating. Each home will be fully electric; solar tiles and a battery store will allow electricity from solar power to be used throughout the day, and the homes will be heated by ground source heat pumps, which use pipes to extract natural heat from underground. This system will provide the homes with hot water and heating and combined, will help lower the homes’ carbon footprint as well as residents’ energy bills.
This is Lancashire 5th July 2021 read more »
OWNERS of tenement flats across Scotland could be hit with bills of up to £40,000 to ensure properties comply with strict Scottish Government targets to reduce carbon emissions. Social housing landlords are facing costly upgrades to housing stock over the next ten years which aim to improve energy efficiency and reduce fuel poverty. Tenement owners living in mixed tenure blocks factored by housing associations could also be hit with costly bills as some works would require their consent. Housing groups have been set a new target to achieve an energy efficiency rating of 81 (100 being the highest) or to be as efficient “as practically possible by the end of December 2032. More than 11 measures would be required for each property, including high efficiency glazing, floor and wall insulation, boiler and central heating upgrades and low energy lighting.
Herald 6th July 2021 read more »