Green homes in Rackheath up for award

An environmentally friendly housing development has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

The development of 12 new affordable homes to rent built at Trinity Close, Rackheath, has been nominated in the Greenbuild Awards, which recognise excellence in sustainable building.

The homes were built by Essex-based Dove Jeffery Homes on behalf of the Wherry Housing Association on land provided by Broadland District Council.

The homes feature renewable electricity from solar panels and 'grey water' systems to recycle bathwater for flushing toilets and smart meters which monitor energy performance.

Homes were offered for rent exclusively to people who are local to the Rackheath area or could show a connection with the village, ensuring that those with roots in the area could remain living there.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester in May.

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