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New Forest District Council unveils plans for first low-carbon social housing development – on former Testwood Club site in Totton



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NEW Forest District Council has unveiled plans for its first low carbon social housing development, which will be built on a former social club site in Totton.

As previously reported in the A&T, 12 affordable homes were approved by the council last year following the purchase of the former Testwood Club off Salisbury Road in 2019.

An artist's impression of the view from Hammonds Lane
An artist's impression of the view from Hammonds Lane

The development, expected to be complete by the middle of 2023, will consist of six one-bedroom and six two-bedroom flats available for social rent and allocated to tenants on the housing waiting list.

The former Testwood Club
The former Testwood Club

The low carbon features will include air source heat pumps for heating, triple glazing, increased insulation and electric vehicle charging points.

The council's cabinet member for housing, Cllr Jill Cleary, said: "This is an important new development that will give local residents a glimpse of how homes of the future may look and an important part of our bigger climate change action plan."



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