Net zero garden village to help Shropshire tackle climate emergency

The J3 project will comprise 3,000 sustainably developed homes and is expected to boost the local economy by an additional £390 million a year

A £40 million investment in a garden-style village development which would comprise 3,000 sustainably developed homes and 1.8 million square feet of commercial space could help Shropshire country tackle its climate emergency.

Bradford Estates has rolled out plans to build a project, named J3, which is expected to create up to 8,000 jobs, boost the local economy by an additional £390 million a year and generate about £100 million of new revenue for Shropshire Council.

WSP, a global consultancy in sustainable development, has made recommendations that could help the new village achieve net zero carbon status.

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