The AWGroup is proud to announce that it has submitted a planning application for an operationally net zero carbon community at Littleton Green, to the north-west of Waddesdon, in Buckinghamshire. Designed and carefully planned in response to the ongoing climate crisis, the vision is to provide a new green energy park, alongside the gradual development of up to 535 high-quality new homes.
Validated by Buckinghamshire County Council, the application can be found at www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk planning application number 22/03384/AOP.
This pioneering operational net zero carbon development is designed to create a highly sustainable new community, set alongside 49 hectares (121 acres) of community green spaces, including carefully nurtured public parkland and woodland.
The renewable energy park will include a wind turbine and solar panels, which will generate enough renewable energy for the entire development and Electric Vehicle charging, with surplus. The proposals also commit AWGroup to delivering low-carbon renewable heating and hot water from ground source heat pumps via an on-site heating network.
The scheme also includes a mixed-use local centre including mobility hub, cafe, GP surgery, meeting rooms and workspaces, and local shop. New children’s play areas, natural play trails and sports facilities, promoting outdoor activity and a significant new 2FE Primary School.
After all the energy needs of the new scheme are met (including up to 535 new homes, each with an Electric Vehicle charging point, a public Electric Vehicle charging station on the A41, a boutique hotel, health centre and all other buildings proposed on the scheme) there would be enough spare energy to supply 100% of the annual energy needs of 4,279 average Buckinghamshire households.
The site has been carefully designed to enhance the existing community of Waddesdon, and to provide long-lasting legacy that will help protect it for generations to come. Significantly, the scheme proposes a new road that would form the first phase of a future A41 bypass, offering a unique opportunity to help tackle longstanding traffic issues in the local area.
Arnold White Group Chief Executive, Bob Williams, says “We are facing a global climate crisis and the UK committed to be carbon neutral by 2050. Buckinghamshire Council has also pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050, with a target to reduce emissions by at least 75% by 2030. To achieve these targets, locally and nationally, we need to take positive action right now and make some real changes to how we live. We are pleased to share our plans for Littleton Green, which not only support the national drive to reduce carbon, but also demonstrate our commitment to increase the domestic provision of renewable energy, at a time when it has never been more important to contribute to the energy security and ultimate independence of our country.”
To read the full Design and Access Statement, please click here.