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Zero carbon council housing set to be built in Greenwich

New zero carbon council housing is set to be built in Greenwich.

Royal Greenwich planning board approved three new zero carbon council home developments, part of the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Greenwich Builds programme to deliver over 750 new council homes across the borough.

The new developments, located in Avery Hill, Shooters Hill and Greenwich Peninsula, offer a total of 14 one to four-bedroom homes, bringing the total number of approved Greenwich Builds homes to 336.

The first development, at Condover Crescent, in Shooters Hill, consists of eight one and two-bedroom apartments together with eight parking spaces.

Thanington Court, in Avery Hill, will have two “generously proportioned” three-bedroom family homes built, together with gardens and parking spaces.

The third, a development on Commerell Place in Greenwich Peninsula, features four three and four-bedroom family homes, with gardens and play space.

All three schemes meet zero carbon criteria through the use of technology like air source heat pumps and solar panels.

This means that they are both environmentally friendly and cheap to run, helping the council meet the sustainability targets set out in its draft Carbon Neutral Plan.

Royal Borough of Greenwich cabinet member for housing, Councillor Anthony Okereke, said: “Despite the challenges of the previous year, our Greenwich Builds programme is continuing to deliver on its promise to provide much needed affordable council homes for local people.

“The diverse range of housing in the three schemes approved this week demonstrates how we are responding to the needs of people on our housing waiting lists, with properties from one-bedroom flats to four-bedroom family homes.

“We look forward to seeing tenants move into these and the hundreds of other Greenwich Builds homes now underway.”

Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Councillor Danny Thorpe, said: “We are delighted to see yet more sustainable Greenwich Builds council homes approved this week.

“The zero carbon technology used in these and our other new housing developments show how the council is acting on its commitments to tackle both the housing crisis and climate change.”

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