Affordable ‘green’ homes for Clay Cross

A scheme of 11 new affordable-rent homes has been officially opened in Clay Cross.

At the opening [Wednesday 24 January], visitors from North East Derbyshire District Council visited the development to take a look at the new energy efficient homes which they helped to fund.

This gas-free development consists of 11 two bedroom houses and bungalows, all for affordable rent which will be managed by us and let through NEDDC’s Rykneld Homes system.

The development, designed by Pelham Architects, is in keeping with the local built environment, building on the positive characteristics of the area to provide a responsive and sustainable residential scheme.

Funding from North East Derbyshire District Council has ensured that the housing meets an enhanced EPC A rating. With solar panels, under-floor heating, air-source heat pumps and high-end insulation, these homes will deliver both a low carbon footprint and help reduce energy costs for the new residents.

Claudine Edwards, New Business and Development Manager at NCHA commented: “It’s fantastic to visit the site and take a look around these new homes.

“As part of NCHA’s commitment to developing environmentally sustainable homes and communities, this gas-free site is full of green energy solutions and will offer lower energy costs for the new residents.” She went on to thank partners in the build, Modus Partnerships for “their work in helping us to bring our vision to reality.”

The new homes are fully occupied and a new community is beginning to take shape.

North East Derbyshire District Council Leader, Cllr Nigel Barker said; “We are really proud to have been able to contribute to this innovative and exciting new housing development in partnership with NCHA.

“The 11 new affordable homes for rent are highly efficient, helping to lower the energy bills for the families who will call these properties home.

“We have committed in our Council Plan to building more affordable homes for rent across the district and developments such as this one with NCHA is exactly what the district needs.”

The development, costing around £2.3m, was funded by NCHA, Homes England and NEDDC. The homes contribute towards our Strategic Partnership with Homes England to deliver new, affordable homes across the East Midlands and East of England.

Simon Preston, Director, Modus Partnerships said: “We’re delighted to have worked in partnership with NCHA and NEDDC to deliver these high-quality homes in an area of much needed demand. Pelham Architects provided us with an excellent design service that allowed us to meet the aspirations of a high energy efficient scheme.”