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Plans for zero-carbon modular homes in Tiverton approved

A second site for an innovative development of carbon neutral, modular homes has been granted planning permission at a meeting of the Mid Devon District Council’s Planning Committee.

In partnership with the Mid Devon District Council, this scheme is designed and built by ZED PODS, the homes are set to be installed on a council-owned site at Shapland Place, Tiverton, only a few 100 metres from the River Exe and town centre.

The development is set to be carbon-neutral, making this one of the first social housing projects of this type, within the UK and continuing the Council’s ambition towards being carbon zero by 2030.

The site at Shapland Place, Tiverton looks to provide a mixture of housing types and 36 parking spaces. Housing included on the site are 4 one-bed, 3 two-bed and 1 three-bed homes. Each home will be completed with triple glazing and solar panels, have their own private outdoor amenity space as well as separate storage for residents’ bins, a secure cycle store and communal green space.

The homes will be manufactured off-site in a UK-based factory in the coming months, with the final installations and handover to the council scheduled for next year. The modular nature of this sustainable development means the onsite installation time will be minimal and the houses will be delivered mostly completed, resulting in little disruption to neighbouring properties and allowing the new residents to move in immediately.

Simon Newcombe

Corporate Manager for Public Health, Regulation & Housing, said:

“We are committed to providing high quality, social housing across the district and these two projects in Tiverton and Cullompton will help us deliver our ambitious housing plans. I look forward to seeing these exciting developments move forward over the course of the year.”


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