Sustainability


At the core of our ethos is sustainability. It is absolutely paramount that the homes we build are sustainable and environmentally friendly

From the very beginning, South Brent CLT have had a very clear objective to build low impact, environmentally sound, sustainable homes using natural, locally sourced materials (wherever possible). Our plan is to build using timber frames and straw bales, following an architect approved future proof design.

We aim to harness alternative fuel sources (solar),position the houses to optimise solar gain and install a biomass boiler. The community would also create allotment, orchard and garden spaces, which would be open for use by the wider community.

We anticipate homes built by South Brent CLT would score 5-6 on the Code for Sustainable Homes. More information about this method of measuring sustainability can be found on the Government website https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/improving-the-energy-efficiency-of-buildings-and-using-planning-to-protect-the-environment/supporting-pages/code-for-sustainable-homes 

 

Impact on traffic flow and the local area

The site is located in close proximity to the village centre meaning that walking to and from the shops, schools and local services is entirely possible and will be encouraged. Residents of the new site would also be encouraged to use alternative routes from Exeter Road to keep village centre traffic flow to a minimum. As all self builders are already South Brent residents, it is projected that minimal impact on the village infrastructure and services will occur.