257 new homes for Innsworth
By Sarah Wood | 17th March 2023
New homes for army personnel and their families, as well as local people, are heading for Innsworth.
Tewkesbury Borough Council has awarded planning permission to Taylor Wimpey Bristol to deliver the 257 new homes.
The decision marks a significant point in Taylor Wimpey's partnership with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). It will provide 176 new net zero carbon homes for army personnel and their families at Imjin Barracks.
The net zero carbon homes will include cutting edge sustainability measures, including photovoltaic panels to generate green energy, air source heat pumps, smart heating controls, underfloor heating, triple glazing, increased insulation and electric vehicle charging points.
Work on the homes, which are being provided under the Defence Estates Optimisation (DEO) Army Programme, will start later this year and is due to be completed by 2026.
The remaining development will deliver 81 affordable homes, of which 60% are for affordable rent and 40% are for immediate housing for the local community, alongside areas of public open space.
Keith Simmons, managing director of Taylor Wimpey Bristol, said: "We are extremely excited about this partnership with the British Army, as we know it will have a direct impact on the lives of soldiers and their families, who sacrifice so much for the benefit of many.
"By working together with DIO to deliver these high quality and sustainable new homes, we can ensure that local army personnel will benefit from the very latest sustainable building methods and technologies, providing them with homes that are equipped for the future."
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