‘Green’ housing estate would ‘put people before cars’

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A new housing estate in a Derbyshire village would put people before cars and promote low carbon and shared living, according to the developers.

A partnership wants to build a “customisable” communal housing project of 36 homes in Belper, seven miles north of Derby.

Hothouse Cohousing, Futures Housing Group, Angela Clayton and Philip Waterfall, want to put up 25 houses and 11 flats on disused allotments in the village.

The planning application will be considered by Amber Valley Borough Council in the next few months.

Hothouse has teamed up with housing association Futures Housing Group for the scheme, which would offer many of the homes for affordable rent and shared ownership.

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