THE finishing touches will soon be made to an eye-catching multi-million pound development of affordable homes in Burton.
Tenants who move into the Dallow Bridge development are expected to make sizeable savings from their energy bills thanks to its eco-friendly design.
Housing provider Trent and Dove has installed water buts in the gardens and high-efficiency boilers of all 40 homes to keep heating bills down.
Man-made pond systems will also drain off surface water to minimise flash floods and remove waste water.
Director of property services for Trent and Dove Steve Grocock said the Dallow Bridge development is part of the housing association’s plans to build 200 affordable homes in 2013-14.
He said: “Dallow Bridge has become one of our most attractive developments to date.
“We recognise the local demand for social housing has increased, and we are striving to meet this need not only with new homes, but with economical, sustainable new homes which our tenants can be proud of.”
Bricks and mortar were put in place on the £4.3 million project after Trent and Dove received a slice of funding from the Home and Communities Agency.
The development consists of one, two, three and four bedroom homes, to meet demand for affordable housing in the town.
New tenant Adrian Taylor, 35, who has lived in his one-bedroom apartment since December, said he is delighted with his new home.
He said: “I love it. I’m very impressed that the new pond system will take away my waste water safely and help to reduce the cost of my water bill”.
Paul Blackshaw, development manager for Trent and Dove, said all the homes have been built to meet stringent sustainability standards.
He said: “Reinforced roofing structures have been built into the properties to accommodate photovoltaic roof tiles and where possible strengthened loft trusses have been fitted to accommodate for a loft conversion.”