New scheme providing green homes for Leamington Spa

The homes feature energy-saving and cost-efficient features including thermally insulated plasterboard, solar panels, extra loft insulation, smart technology and more.

Councillors and officers from Warwick District Council have seen first-hand an exciting new pilot scheme to deliver greener, more sustainable homes to the region.

They visited the new green homes built by local housing developer AC Lloyd Homes in an initiative which was launched between the two organisations.

Four of the proposed eight green homes being constructed by AC Lloyd Homes on their Oakley Grove development near Leamington Spa are now completed.

The semi-detached homes feature energy-saving and cost-efficient features including air source heat pumps, thermally insulated plasterboard, underfloor heating, solar panels, extra loft insulation, water butts and smart technology which continually monitors each home to ensure optimum energy efficiency and control even when residents are away.

AC Lloyd Homes were approached by Warwick District Council to include some sustainable homes within their popular development to gauge the demand from customers looking to make savings on their energy bills as well as helping protect the environment.

Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment and Business Councillor Alan Rhead and Cllr John Cooke along with Dave Barber, Head of Development Services at Warwick District Council, were invited along to Oakley Grove to take a look round the green properties.

Cllr Rhead said: “I was delighted to see the first of the new green homes completed after working on this initiative with AC Lloyd over a number of years. Greener, fossil-free, sustainable housing is very much at the forefront of the new administration’s environmental ambition.

“I hope the public will now considering developments such as this one more closely as we all are now more aware of our carbon footprint and the need for cost-efficient clean energy.

“These new eco-houses are the first for the residents of Warwick District, and I’m very happy to have worked in partnership with AC Lloyd to make that happen. It is a tribute to this local developer that they have taken this step into more sustainable homes.”

Alistair Clark, Managing Director of AC Lloyd Homes, said the green homes had generated a great deal of interest from prospective buyers.

“Oakley Grove is our flagship development and when we were asked by Warwick District Council to include some green homes, we thought it would be a great idea because more and more people are considering the environment in every aspect of their lives,” he said.

“Normal new-build houses are much more environmentally friendly than in the past, but our green homes take that to another level with an A-rating energy certificate.

“The house purchasers are delighted to find a green house on a new development and are looking forward to the benefits this will afford them over the years.”