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Posted On: 18-06-2021
Posted In: Housing

Mid Devon District Council is continuing its move towards carbon zero with the launch of two new modular housing projects in Cullompton and Tiverton.

In partnership with Zed Pods the Council is undertaking a consultation event to showcase the proposed new homes.

A fully furnished home, similar to those planned to be built in the two Mid Devon towns, will be on show at Culm Valley Sports Centre car park.

Details of managed open dates will be released shortly where a tour of the property will be available, delivered in a Covid secure way, to the public.

The Council is currently undergoing a feasibility study and plans to build 14 units between the two prospective sites. Site locations and detailed information will be available via the Council’s website when the consultation process begins shortly.

The houses will be built on land currently occupied by garages and car parking and will be completed with triple glazing and solar panels, with both projects being carbon neutral making this one of the first social housing projects of this type within the UK.

Councillor Bob Evans, Cabinet Member for Housing, said:

"We are committed to providing high quality, social housing across the district and these projects will help us to meet our ambitious housing plans. These homes will be built using modern construction technology, with little disruption during their construction, which will ensure those who move into them will immediately have a place to call their own as well as benefit from ongoing low energy bills.”

The modular nature of Zed Pods means the onsite construction time is minimal and the houses are delivered complete, resulting in little disruption to neighbouring properties and allowing the new residents to move in immediately.

Tom Northway, Chairman of Zed Pods, said:

“We are delighted to be working with Mid Devon to build high quality zero-carbon affordable homes. We will build these units offsite and employ local trades-people for onsite work, helping both the local economy and local community.”