Lancaster Co-Housing gets Green light
The project a groundbreaking UK first, will incorporate 36 PassivHaus Zero Carbon (Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6) Houses, Common House, and shared Zero Carbon Workspaces with a 220KW Hydro Electric scheme all providing a sustainable work/live community by the river banks of the Rive Lune near Lancaster.
The site, a flagship project of sustainable design, is to be car free, have (optional) evening communal dining and will use cutting edge technology; including super insulation and use passive solar gain providing whole house heating from a single radiator. House types range from 1 bed flats through to 3 storey 3 bed houses with over 75% of the plots already sold.
Peter Whiteside of Assent Building Control (Wakefield), has advised the Project Development Team, including lead Architect Andrew Yeats of EcoArc Architects, from initial inception through into the detailed design stage. The project is anticipated to commence on site in Spring 2011. Full planning permission has recently been granted and Peter will be advising and providing staged approvals right through to anticipated completion of early 2012.
More information can be obtained at www.lancastercohousing.org.uk