The first factory-built homes have arrived at a new development in Moreton.

The Cotswold District Council has partnered with Bromford Housing Association on the redevelopment of Stockwells cul-de-sac, which will see 28 new homes created in total.

Ten of these homes have now been craned into place at the district’s first zero-carbon affordable housing development.

Leader of Cotswold District Council, councillor Joe Harris, said: “It was great to watch this development take shape. This is an innovative zero-carbon housing scheme and the first modular build of its kind anywhere in the Cotswolds.

“Our housing teams have worked incredibly hard to build a strong relationship with Bromford and I would like to thank them for all their efforts in bringing about this fantastic scheme for the Cotswolds.

“This is the standard we expect of affordable housing here in the Cotswolds. Not only do we want housing to be zero carbon, we want it to be genuinely affordable. This development is set to make Stockwells of the best parts of Moreton and we’re confident these exemplar modern homes will do just that.”

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The remaining 18 homes re due to arrive in the month ahead.

All of the 28 homes are being built in sections as Ilke Homes’ Yorkshire factory before being transported to the Cotswolds and lowered into place.

The existing homes at Stockwells were originally built as a quick solution to the housing shortages in the 1950s and were not energy efficient.

These properties were demolished at the end of last year and the groundwork was prepared for the arrival of the new homes.

The finished two and three-bedroom homes will be available to rent when the development is completed later this year.

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Cotswold Journal: Artist's impression of how the Stockwell development will look when completedArtist's impression of how the Stockwell development will look when completed (Image: Bromford)

To help the council to meet its Climate Emergency Strategy, Bromford has been working to introduce the Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) to support the move towards delivering net-zero homes.

The Stockwells regeneration scheme represents an opportunity for Cotswold District Council and Bromford to create the first social rented, MMC net-zero homes within the district.

With funding support from the council, air source heat pumps will replace traditional gas boilers, reducing CO2 emissions from heating and hot water by around 80 per cent.

In addition, the introduction of a large solar PV system will reduce net carbon emissions of the development to zero.