More than a dozen ‘green and affordable’ homes are to be built in Moreton.

Fifteen homes will be built on Davies Road following a partnership between Cotswold District Council and housing association Cottsway.

Councillor Lisa Spivery, cabinet member for housing and homelessness, is hoping the project can address the housing crisis

She said: “In the face of a growing affordability crisis, we are committed to increasing the number of genuinely affordable homes across the district for local people.

“It will be the first green homes scheme of its type in the district.”

She added: “The Davies Road site was allocated for development in the council’s Local Plan, and our officers worked hard to move the development from a standard, mixed market development to an ‘all affordable’ scheme with an extra grant from Homes England to take the sustainability standards a step further.”

The project has been backed by a £1.275 million grant from Homes England and £580,500 developer funding secured in Section 106 contributions from Cotswold District Council.

There is also a loan arrangement as part of a finance agreement between the council and Cottsway.

Richard Reynolds, Cottsway’s acting chief executive, said: “Sustainability and reducing our environmental impact is a priority for us and we’re excited to be part of this project.”

Helen Bone, senior manager growth at Homes England, added: “The proposed homes demonstrate how we can work in partnership to deliver high quality, sustainable affordable homes where they are needed.

“We look forward to continuing our work with communities and partners to achieve this.”

The homes, a mix of one, two, and three bed properties, are to be built by Helix Partnership Homes and will include sustainable features such as air-source heat pumps and enhanced insulation.

Helix is providing construction finance to ensure the homes can be completed by May 2024.

Company director Charlie Scherer said: “As a growing SME builder, we are very proud to have created this delivery structure with Homes England to help deliver its ambition to encourage more builders to rise to the challenge of building high-quality homes that meet local housing needs.”

The properties, for social rent, will be advertised on the Homeseeker Plus website nearer to the time of completion.