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Europe’s biggest eco-housing project to be created in Leicester

eco home Around 13 acres of currently derelict land in Leicester will be developed in ‘Europe’s biggest eco-housing project’, says local charity, the Saffron Lane Neighbourhood Council.

A former allotment site worth £1.5m was sold for £1 to the charity, who hope to build 50 energy efficient houses on this land. The new homes will be ‘passive houses’, which means that they use less energy to heat than the average home, saving occupants up to 80% on their heating bills.

Neil Hodgkin, senior development worker for the charity comments: “This is going to be the biggest eco-housing project in Europe at this moment in time… it is going to help people struggling to pay heating bills, those on the council waiting list and help the environment at the same time.”

Work on the houses is expected to be completed by 2016.

If you are looking to build an energy efficient home, or simply make your own home more efficient, call WW Brown & Sons on 01858 465353 today.

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