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With sustainability at the heart of this program, all Simple Life properties will come standard with a charging station for an electric or hybrid car, with several homes offering solar windows, providing natural sunlight as a source of energy.
Commenting on the development, Niamh Waldron, ESG Director at Simple Life, said: “In line with our plans to improve biodiversity in our homes to the extent possible, we have a number of homes in Ashfield Park planted with eco-friendly gardens. wildlife, including wild flowers. areas with seed mixtures favorable to butterflies and bees, as well as increasing the number of trees to ensure that the benefits therein can be fully realized.
“The obvious positive impact on the environment and the personal well-being of our residents by including the addition of trees forms the basis of this development and we look forward to working closely with our residents to ensure that all can benefit from our improved green site. “
Andrew Poyner, Managing Director of Vistry Partnerships Yorkshire, comments: “We were delighted to present this residential opportunity with our partners Simple Life and Wakefield District Housing, offering a wide range of property and rental options across the development.
Ashfield Park is within commuting distance of major cities, providing easy access to the train station and the M62 motorway.
The program is also well served by primary and secondary schools, as well as within three miles of Snowhill Retail Park and a switchable distance from the X Scape leisure complex which occupies an indoor ski slope, bowling alley, cinema, shops and restaurants.
All Simple Life properties will be available unfurnished with fully equipped kitchens including all major appliances, such as an oven, hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. These houses are now available and open for applications, with development due to be completed later this year.
Custom homes to protect the Scottish environment
Rowallan Castle Estate has partnered with Cherish Homes to deliver 79 bespoke luxury homes on the 600 acre estate in East Ayrshire, Scotland.
The £ 60million partnership will put sustainability, low energy costs and environmental protection at the heart of the design. Each home will be triple glazed, highly insulated and will use mechanical ventilation and heat recovery systems to achieve 100% air tightness.
As a result, they will offer a significant saving on energy bills, and there will be further reductions if a ground source or air source heat pump is installed to heat the house from the outside.
Cherish Homes says most people will see their energy bills drop when they leave a home of a similar size but less efficient. Meanwhile, others who install more equipment such as electric walls and Tesla solar panels could see zero energy cost per month, especially with the renewable heat incentive energy subsidies ( RHI) supported by the government.
It is predicted that homes will achieve an SAP rating in the 80s and aerothermal or geothermal heat pumps will achieve a high B rating, while the addition of solar panels and other measures can push it to an A rating.
Steve Crotty, who built a house with Cherish in North Wales, says: “The house has never fallen below 22 degrees indoors and the measured use for heat and water has was £ 40 per month from October to April.
“My RHI is £ 111 per quarter, so over the course of the year (since there will be no heat used in the summer months) the RHI will exceed the cost of electricity.”
The UK has underlined its commitment to reduce direct CO2 emissions from homes by 24% by 2030 and Stuart Law, Managing Director of Cherish Homes, sees increased emphasis on sustainability with buyers looking to ‘give back their property. house to stand the test of time ”.
He comments: “We fully support the initiative to reduce CO2 emissions and we ensure that energy efficiency is at the heart of all our custom-built homes. We don’t see a lot of delivery of this with domestic home builders, but there’s a lot more interest from smaller developers focusing on what a lot of customers really want.
“In our bespoke developments, we focus on protecting the environment as well as reducing operating costs for homeowners by reducing energy demands for heating to a very low level using renewable sources.
He adds: “All of our homes are built according to Passivhaus design principles which are super-insulated structures; have an airtight construction; high performance glazing; details without thermal bridge and heat recovery ventilation.
“The new owner also has a direct contribution to any other energy saving improvements he wants, such as rainwater harvesting, electric car charging stations and household batteries. “
The first 51 plots have been released for homes valued between £ 400,000 and £ 1million and 10 have already been reserved.
Niall Campbell, owner of Rowallan Castle Estate, adds: “These luxury homes at Rowallan Castle Estate will be built in one of Scotland’s most beautiful natural surroundings, amid stunning landscapes and green spaces.
“The idyllic setting underscores the importance of protecting our environment for future generations and reinforces our commitment to creating great homes with minimal carbon emissions to ensure we build homes for the future. “
Major BTR program arrives at Bournemouth
Summix Capital and Evolve Estates have been granted a building permit for a major new build for lease (BTR) program in Bournemouth town center after the approval of the BCP board planning committee.
The proposals would see the delivery of 211 new, high-quality rental homes as well as new commercial facilities, retail space and landscape improvements.
The site is located in a highly sustainable environment benefiting from close proximity to shops and services, employment opportunities and public transport. The proposals also include the provision of 362 bicycle spaces and car parks for automobile clubs to encourage sustainable travel.
The 211 new homes on-site will offer a range of housing sizes to meet demand in the region, from young professionals to growing families.
Stuart Black, Director of Development at Summix Capital, comments: “We are delighted that our redevelopment proposals for the Richmond Gardens site with new much needed homes have been approved by the BCP Council.
“Build to Rent housing is ideally suited to this site given its city center location and proximity to a range of employers, helping to meet an identified need for new homes in Bournemouth. “
“The proposals also present an opportunity to revitalize this part of the city center with development that is expected to support more than 370 jobs during construction and in the broader supply chain. “
Evolve Estates partner Danny O’Keefe adds: “We are delighted to deliver this consent alongside our Summix partners, helping to add more diversity and community to Bournemouth town center.
“Such consents are a great way to help improve main streets in an increasingly difficult climate.”
Last year, Summix Capital and Evolve Estates also received planning approval for a student program at the site. This approval includes the delivery of specially constructed student accommodation for 625 students as well as a range of spaces for local businesses.