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New sustainable homes for Hampshire

A raft of new sustainable properties are to be built in Hampshire following investment in the area by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

The agency has announced it is to invest £3 million into the ambitious Whitehill & Bordon Eco-town, with regeneration works to witness the construction of 4,000 new green homes.

All of the new properties will meet the government's official zero carbon standards and will be designed to attract a range of buyers, including the provision of a number of affordable homes for those Brits presently struggling to get a footing on the housing ladder.

Furthermore, it is hoped that the project will provide a significant boost to employment in the area, bringing in upwards of 5,500 new building and green engineering jobs over the coming years.

Head of area at the HCA Kevin Bourner said: "The homes will be built to a much higher standard than originally envisaged, which will raise the bar in terms of the development of the rest of the project and act as a catalyst for lasting change here.

"There is a lot of work that needs to be done over the next year, but it is exciting to have got to this stage and see that progress is going to happen in the months ahead."

It is hoped completion of the new homes will take place by the end of 2015.

Elsewhere, the Warrington Guardian recently reported the government's New Homes Bonus will help to deliver thousands of new properties in the north-west town over the coming months following the allocation of £2.58 million of funding.

Warrington South MP David Mowatt praised the decision and stated the area will benefit from the initiative, with prospective buyers being offered a much wider range of properties from which to choose in the area in the coming years. 

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