Rural housing specialists Warwickshire Rural Housing Association
Rural housing specialists Warwickshire Rural Housing Association, in collaboration with New Meaning Training, recently held a passive house event on their site in Bearley, to showcase their latest low-carbon, affordable homes.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council members and officers were joined by other developers and housing associations, including Futures Housing Group, Orbit and Two Rivers Housing, to learn more about the Beattie Passive system as an option for building affordable homes.
It was also an opportunity for Warwickshire Rural Housing Association (WRHA) and developers Harper Group to share how social enterprise education provider, New Meaning Training (NMT), is making a difference in this development.
The seven homes, which are the realisation of a 20-year dream for the village and will be prioritised for local people, are being built using the high-performance and low-carbon Beattie Passive system. Each super-insulated home will also have solar panels and air source hot water and heating systems. This not only supports Stratford-on-Avon’s ambitious zero carbon plans but will also mean much lower energy costs for the residents.
NMT director, David Lett, shared how their inspiring programmes support and train young people – who didn’t engage with the traditional school system – to learn a trade, get qualifications, earn an independent living and gain confidence in themselves. He also explained how they are involved in this development:
Councillor Ian Shenton, Portfolio Holder for Climate Change at Stratford-on-Avon District Council said:
Sara Walton, Development Manager at Two Rivers Housing added:
WRHA’s vice-chair, Ann Lattimore added:
You can find more information about these seven affordable homes at warwickshirerha.org.uk/bearley