The new homes, off Broadgate Close in Northrepps village, have a range of features designed to maximise energy-efficiency and minimise the demand for energy. They are the first net zero-operational carbon homes that Broadland has built.
Eight of the homes are for affordable rent and two for shared ownership. The remaining nine homes are being developed by Broadland St Benedicts for open market sale, and the proceeds will help to subsidise the affordable homes.
Michael Newey, Chief Executive (second from right in large picture), and Councillor Wendy Fredericks (third from right), portfolio holder for Housing and Peoples’ Services at North Norfolk District Council, toured the site with other housing officials to see how construction was progressing.
The new homes will feature an enhanced insulated timber frame, triple-glazed windows, air source heat pumps, air tightness with mechanical ventilation, and heat recovery to minimise energy demand.
Photovoltaic solar panels on the homes’ roofs are predicted to generate sufficient electricity over the course of the year to off-set the estimated electricity usage for the average occupancy of each property.
The project has brought together a range of local experts to deliver on Broadland Housing’s commitment to low carbon impact construction.
We are delighted to see how these new homes are progressing and to be able to demonstrate the first outlines of this new scheme with its eco technology.
The technology we are installing here will make these homes fuel efficient and reduce the energy bills for the new tenants as well as fulfilling our ambitions set out in our corporate strategy to reduce the environmental impact of the new homes we build.”
Michael Newey, Chief Executive
North Norfolk District Council welcomes the Broadland Housing Association scheme in Broadgate Close, Northrepps. We have been supporting the scheme through the whole process working with Broadland Housing Association to build these badly needed homes in our District.
These new eco homes are incredibly important and will help residents reduce costs in the current climate.
Councillor Wendy Fredericks, North Norfolk District Council
The scheme is due for completion in spring 2024.