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Eco-homes planned for Blackpool

A 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.”

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