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Blackpool housing scheme to meet high eco standards

A pioneering low-carbon social-housing development in Blackpool will meet some of the toughest UK requirements for sustainable construction.

The eight three-bedroomed semi-detached properties for Great Places Housing Group on the Mereside estate will be built with super-efficient cladding, rendering, windows and doors.

They will also have photovoltaic solar panels built into the roofs in a bid to reduce electricity bills.

The eco-homes are being built on land behind Mereside Youth and Community Centre, and have been designed by Kirkham-based architects Croft Goode.

Great Places director of housing services Guy Cresswell said: “We’re delighted to be developing such fantastic new homes. They’ll look great, with contemporary design, and perform brilliantly thanks to their eco-credentials.

“They’ll be affordable to rent and run, and allocated to new residents before they are finished, so the people who move in get a say on final specification and finish.”