Building of 98 new energy-efficient family homes gets underway

Abel Homes site manager Alan Read (left) and managing director Paul LeGrice cut the first sod at the

Abel Homes site manager Alan Read (left) and managing director Paul LeGrice cut the first sod at the firm's new Watton Green site. Picture: ABEL HOMES - Credit: Archant

Work is underway to build 98 new energy-efficient family homes in Watton.

Abel Homes will be building a mixture of two-bedroom, three-bedroom and four-bedroom homes on the 12 acre site off Blenheim Way, just north of Norwich Road.

It has been given the name Hare's Green.

The new homes will all have the top 'A' rating for energy efficiency, including features such as photo-voltaic solar panels, underfloor heating, triple glazing and high levels of insulation, and will also feature fibre broadband direct to each home.

As part of the development, Abel Homes will create a public open space on the site, as well as a piece of public artwork.


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Paul LeGrice, managing director of Abel Homes, said: 'Our last site in the town, hus46, was a run-away success and is now an established and vibrant community.

'We look forward to replicating that success here at Watton Green, providing employment for local people in the process.'

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The show home at Hare's Green is scheduled to open in August.

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