KEEPMOAT has revealed its sustainable Weston-super-Mare development will be completed in partnership with Alliance Homes, leading on affordable housing.

Comprising 425 new homes, the Parklands Village development will see 125 of these built as affordable housing.

Amanda Bishop, regional managing director at Keepmoat, West Midlands, said: "We're delighted to work with Alliance Homes to deliver 125 affordable, sustainable homes on the Parklands Village development.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for us to work in partnership with a fantastic housing association to provide much needed homes for local people."

She added: "This development is also testament to Keepmoat's commitment to implementing the new Future Homes Standard regulations.

"By applying the requirements within the legislation years before it comes into force, due in 2025, we're continuing to improve our new homes for local people now and well into the future."

Weston Mercury: The estate remains gas free and 139 of the homes meet the even higher standard of net zero carbon

In collaboration with North Somerset Council, Keepmoat has said that 85 properties at the former RAF base will be designated as adaptable or accessible homes.

Structured in compliance with the government's Future Homes Standard specifications, all homes will harness renewable energy solutions - solar PV panels and air source heat pumps, and employ increased insulation levels.

Each home will also sport EV charging ports.

Designed to replace traditional Building Regulations for new dwellings by 2025, the developer has further bolstered its commitment to sustainability by implementing the new guidelines well ahead of their enforcement.

It has also ensured that the entire estate remains gas free and that 139 of the homes meet the even higher standard of net zero carbon emissions.

Iain Lock, Director of Investments at Alliance Homes, stated his delight with the partnership, heralding the project as a significant contribution to delivering high quality, sustainable new homes in the region.

Councillor Jenna Ho Marris viewed the venture as pivotal in forwarding the council's development programme that focuses on quality, sustainability, and modern technologies.

She reemphasised the council's commitment to fostering "healthy and vibrant communities across North Somerset" and providing residents with the facilities they desire.

The first homes are expected to be available by spring 2024.