First of 50+ homes handed over to DDDC

We’ve handed over the first energy efficient home of a new five year contract to Derbyshire Dales District Council (DDDC).

Over the course of the phased programme we will deliver 52 homes for social rent and shared ownership to the council. The homes will be a mixture of new builds and refurbished existing homes. They’ll be DDDC’s first ‘council houses’ for nearly twenty years.

Energy efficient homes

The first property to be handed over, a two-bedroom home in Willow Way, Darley Dale has been extensively renovated. Solar panels have been fitted, along with top quality double glazing throughout.

All the homes under the new programme will include energy saving features, with a target EPC rating of at least ‘B’. In support of DDDC’s target to be carbon neutral by 2030, they’ve included £10,000 per home to make them energy efficient.

Deputy Leader Councillor Sue Hobson, who visited the Willow Way property last week, said: "This is a terrific start. This particular property is going to become a superb low-cost home for a local family. I was particularly impressed with the new energy specifications and upgrades that have been carried out with great thought and care."

Isabel Cogings, Project Manager, Housing Development for NCHA said: “We’re delighted to handover the first of 50 plus homes to build the District Council's new affordable homes portfolio. This home has been updated and fitted with the latest in technology to bring the efficiency of the home to EPC B.

"Our retrofitting work will have an impact on the energy costs and environmental impact of the home. We look forward to the continuation of our successful partnership with the Council to deliver more affordable homes for people living in the Derbyshire Dales.”

Pelham will provide development and contract management services for the new builds and NCHA will provide management and maintenance services for the completed, occupied homes.