New eco-homes in Surrey offer emergency support

Waverley Borough Council has revealed two brand-new eco homes based in Waverley, Surrey.

The properties will provide residences for individuals who have previously experienced homelessness, and they are designed to offer emergency accommodation. Designed as a temporary measure, the homes will provide people in need with shelter while they transition from long-term supported living situations.

The homes were built specifically for this purpose as part of the council’s work to tackle homelessness in the county and offer affordable accommodation options.

According to Planet Radio, Housing Councillor for Waverley, Anne-Marie Rosoman, commented on the new residences:

“They will provide vital accommodation at an affordable cost. They are also an important step forward toward our commitment and ambitions for making all our council homes carbon neutral by 2030.”

The two new self-contained units were constructed off-site at a factory to meet the Passivhaus standard and boast a wide range of features that offer greener living.

Architects in Mold, Surrey and other parts of the UK are increasingly concerned with adding environmentally friendly elements into the designs they create for new homes. These can include solar panels for roofs or charging facilities for replenishing the batteries of electric vehicles. The move is in line with the UK government’s ambition to lower carbon emissions in Britain.

Funding was specifically designated to the project, working in a partnership between Homes England, the local authority under the government’s dedicated Next Steps Accommodation Programme.

The initiative’s long-term goal is to entirely eliminate rough sleeping here in the UK by the year 2024.

Posted by Mark
November 1, 2021

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