Long Meadow, Diss
Leading the way once again, C-Zero completed 29 sustainable and affordable homes in Diss, Norfolk, using the same building principles that were used for the Renewable House. 15 of the homes were for social rent and 14 for outright sale.
Long Meadow was a ‘rural exception site’ which was granted planning permission for building affordable housing for local people. So in addition to an innovative form of construction, there was an innovative form of tenure, wiith the houses sold to local people at a discount to market value in perpetuity.
The use of renewable materials in the main structure of the build (Hemcrete again) ensures that the housing has a very low carbon footprint. The thermally insulating nature of the construction materials ensure that residents can also benefit from lower energy bills than people living in houses which are constructed using traditional methods.