Oxfordshire to build 2,500 low carbon homes

The process will be funded by the OCHL’s £1bn sustainable development framework

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More than 2,500 low carbon homes are to be built in Oxfordshire during the next decade.

Oxford City Council has selected seven developers to build the homes, worth more than £8 million.

The council’s housing company Oxford City Housing (OCHL) has provided a £1 billion sustainable housing development framework to help the area reach net zero.

For the homes in question, a 40% reduction in carbon emissions from last year’s building regulations will need to be met, with zero carbon for regulated and unregulated energy.

OCHL has stated that different methods will be employed in the construction process to ensure less waste to landfill and elements of each building will be made in sections, so they are easier to replace or disassemble in the future.

Councillor Alex Hollingsworth said: “This is great news, and a significant step forwards for our housing company.

“OCHL is a social impact developer committed to building the right homes for Oxfordshire, where all six of our county’s councils have declared a climate emergency. This means low carbon homes now, on the road to zero carbon by 2030.”