From the Courant.
Esh developments hope to include 16 Passive houses at Craneshough which will have Zero energy bills. Hope the Courant are correct!
An Exhibition of the type of houses will take place next Thursday (Feb 13th) 3pm to 7pm.
My interest is if these16 houses sell well it will give TT the push to try to get the sustainability rating of all new houses in the area strenghtened. Altho the NCC core strategy is almost finalised, Hexham town council are looking at local planning and that process may giveTT and the community an opertunity to increase sustainability of Housing.
The developement is new and is not a part of the present Cranehough housung but a site to the East of Farmway.The houses are not passive but are about code level 5, (6 is the maxium). The houses hope to be energy cost neutral by using a “Climate envelope”, solar panels and a air heat pump. The test house with a family of 4 made an energy profit of £25 using the feedin tariff.The building is a partnership of Esh and Trivselhus.This is a step forward in building in the UK, a step on the road to a sustainable future.