Thursday 27 August 2020

Milton Keynes sets out ‘greenest council house building plan’ for a generation

Milton Keynes sets out ‘greenest council house building plan’ for a generation

Milton Keynes Council has announced plans to build 1,200 environmentally-friendly homes as part of what it calls the 'greenest council house building plan' for a generation.

The local authority intends to develop 500 new council homes by 2022 and a further 700 by 2030.

In addition, the council will invest £50 million in its current homes to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy costs for tenants.

This will underpin the council’s ambition for Milton Keynes to become carbon-neutral by 2030.

Councillor Emily Darlington, Cabinet Member for Public Realm and Council Housing, said: “Alongside the recession, we also face the challenge of climate change so making sure our current and new-build council homes are the greenest they can be is part of the council’s commitment to be carbon-neutral by 2030 and carbon negative by 2050.

"It will also help tackle fuel poverty and lower energy bills for our tenants.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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