Plans have been approved by Milton Keynes Council for 66 new green council homes to be built in Netherfield, set to be some of the greenest in the city. The homes will be built on the site of Cripps lodge, a council-run centre, which will be demolished.

The development will include a mix of homes, including bungalows, homes for the elderly and vulnerable, and more accessible wheelchair friendly properties. The properties will also use green technologies such as solar panels, air-source pumps and will be well insulated to make them more energy-efficient and keep costs down for residents. It is expected that the net-zero homes will start to be constructed later on in the year.

Cllr Emily Darlington, cabinet member responsible for council housing said “We are delivering on our commitment to building 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.”

The development comes as part of MK Council’s greenest house building plan ‘for a generation’ and seeks to deliver 1,200 new council homes by 2030, in turn creating some of the most accessible and green homes in the city.

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