The council has announced the opening of 28 new, zero-carbon affordable homes in Moreton.

Marking a milestone for Cotswold District Council, the Stockwells housing project is the district's first foray into homes of this type, fulfilling a need within the community.

The regeneration of the former 24-property site by Gloucestershire-based housing association, Bromford, incorporated Modern Methods of Construction to deliver the first factory-built, modular affordable homes in the Cotswolds.


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The homes were constructed in Yorkshire before being transported and assembled in Moreton.

The council provided a £550,000 grant to incorporate a range of energy-saving features.

These include Air Source Heat Pumps, which reduce carbon dioxide emissions from heating and hot water by about 80 per cent, and a large solar PV system, reducing each home's net carbon emissions to zero.

Cllr Juliet Layton, cabinet member for planning and regulatory services, said: "This development not only addresses the pressing need for affordable housing in our district but also enriches the fabric of our communities.

"Providing sustainable and affordable homes for our residents is a top priority."

Cllr Joe Harris, leader of the council, said: "The energy efficiency of the properties at Stockwells will help to reduce carbon emissions and lower utility costs for residents.

"We believe that by incorporating renewable energy sources and innovative technologies, we can not only combat climate change but also improve the quality of life for our residents."

Millie Nicholls, Bromford project manager, said: "We’re incredibly proud of the new homes we have built at Stockwells, which utilise some of the latest technology to keep them warmer for longer while also reducing our customer’s energy bills, making them the most energy-efficient homes we have ever built.

"All of the properties have already been let and we’ve begun welcoming customers into their new homes, where we wish them many years of happiness."