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East Hampshire District Council considers new 'low carbon HQ'

East Hampshire District Council is considering creating a 'low carbon HQ' as it strives to do everything it can to help tackle climate change.

The council is lobbying the government to back its calls for zero carbon homes to be standard in the district and now they are looking at making its headquarters as green as possible as well.

East Hampshire Council is currently looking at options for its existing offices in Petersfield and are interested in another building in the town, which is in a more central location than their current headquarters.

The authority-owned building, which is currently being rented out, will be available this summer and has been described by the authority as potentially being a ‘fantastic opportunity’.

Commenting, Leader of East Hampshire District Council, Councillor Richard Millard said:

"This could be an absolutely fantastic opportunity for us to create a new low carbon HQ that would be a really great place for our staff to work and be far more accessible to our residents.

"It's not a done deal, but it's definitely something we're extremely interested in. I've shown my Cabinet colleagues around, as well as the Leaders of the other parties and everyone is really impressed and excited.

"It is a state-of-the-art office which would be a far more collaborative and creative environment for our staff.

"If we go for it then, we're planning to work closely with staff and councillors to make it something really special and retrofit it so that it has the absolute top environmental standards and is as green as it can possibly be."

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