Plans for 60 new net zero council homes have been approved by Milton Keynes Council, with the authority saying that they will be among the ‘greenest’ homes in the borough.
The new homes are to be built in the Netherfield area of Milton Keynes on the Cripps Lodge site, which was formerly a council run centre and will see a mix of new homes, including bungalows and wheelchair friendly properties for elderly and vulnerable residents.
Cripps Lodge will use green technology, including solar panels, air source pumps and the highest standards of insultation to keep energy costs down for residents and work to build the properties is expected to begin later this year.
Milton Keynes Council has set out its most ambitious and greenest council house building plan for a generation and has plans to deliver 1,200 council homes by 2030, making them some of the borough’s most accessible and environmentally friendly homes.
Commenting, Milton Keynes Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Realm, Councillor Emily Darlington said: “We are delivering on our commitment to build these much needed council homes for MK families.
“We’re working hard to ensure that we don’t let sites sit empty as we progress with our green council housebuilding programme. My thanks go out to everyone involved, including Woughton Community Council for their work during the consultation.”