Avant Homes’ 12.2-acre development on Stopes Road, which will be known as The Brickworks, will provide house buyers in the area with a mixture of two and three-bedroom semi-detached, four-bedroom townhouses and a range of four and five-bedroom detached properties.
The homes planned for the development will have a particular focus on sustainability and energy efficiency, with each home set to be ‘A’ rated for energy. A range of innovative techniques will be employed to increase the sustainability of the homes, reduce carbon emissions, as well as providing environmental and ecological benefits.
Solar panels will be installed at the development to boost renewable energy creation. Every property will source 20 per cent of its required energy via the solar panels and each home will be fitted with innovative Hive heating control and energy monitoring, ‘A’ rated white goods and smart meters to promote energy efficiency.
Green roofs will be installed on all detached garages at the development and every property will be provided with composting bins to promote environmental sustainability, while existing trees will be retained at the site and developed further to provide additional habitat for wildlife. A woodland walk will be developed for residents and bat boxes will be installed at the site to ensure the local ecology is preserved.
Full planning permission has been granted for the £24m development and work at the site is due to commence in spring 2017, with the first homes expected to be ready for occupation by February 2018. As part of the planning conditions, Avant Homes will make a £840,000 contribution to off-site affordable housing and a £264,000 Community Infrastructure Levy contribution.