Electric-only garden village approved
A new garden village in Oxfordshire including 2,200 new homes and 57,000 square metres of employment space will use only electric heating and hot water.
Developed by Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, the village will utilise energy efficient building fabric that outperforms current Building Regulations.
Twenty per cent of the village’s energy demand will be met using renewable energy sources, and 40 per cent of the land will remain undeveloped, including 4 hectares of new woodland to preserve wildlife and capture carbon emissions.
Silvia Lazzerini, project director for strategic land at Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, said in Construction Enquirer: “The Oxfordshire Garden Village presents a fantastic opportunity to deliver the homes that the area needs. It is also a chance to set a new benchmark for what a sustainable, deliverable development at scale can look like.”