Residents Chelsea Buckingham and Nathan Cook being handed the keys to their new home by a DDC officer and DDC leader Cllr Kevin Mills

Two new low-carbon council homes have been built by Dover District Council (DDC) ready for families to move in.    

The semi-detached, three-bed homes are in Foxborough Close in Woodnesborough and have been packed with green technology, resulting in a 75% reduction in carbon emissions. 

Both have solar panels and triple glazing, as well as air source heat pumps which take the warmth from the air outside and use it to heat the properties. 

They were constructed by Kent-based Breem Construction on behalf of DDC on an existing housing estate. 

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The new properties in Foxborough Close in Woodnesborough

The homes will be let at affordable rent and will contribute to the district’s increasing number of high-quality council homes. 

Last week, DDC’s new leadership revealed its pledge to build 200 council homes a year across the district to provide local people with more affordable housing. 

Cllr Pam Brivio, cabinet member for housing, said: “This was unused land on an existing estate and we are pleased it has been used to create more affordable homes.

“With the significant rise in the cost of living and sky-high rents it is crucial that we as a council are providing good quality homes at rents people can afford. 

“We are also making sure our homes are being built with green technology to increase energy efficiency and contribute to our net zero carbon target.” 

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Resident Kelly McMahon being handed the keys to her new home by a DDC officer and DDC leader Cllr Kevin Mills

A spokesman for Breem Construction said: “We are delighted to deliver the two new properties in Foxborough Close, Woodnesborough, on behalf of Dover District Council.  

“It has been extremely rewarding working with DDC and their team to deliver the three-bed homes, which incorporate solar PV panels and air source heat pumps. The properties achieved EPC ratings of A. 

“Breem Construction acted as main contractor and provided contractors designs for elements of the project. Our construction team is proud of our role in the project, providing more sustainable family homes for local people.” 

Other affordable homes by DDC include: 

Development Number of units Type of housing Completion date 
George Place, Capel Affordable rent & shared ownership 2019 
Bomford Place, Dover  24  Social rent  2021 
Harold Street, Dover  29 Shared ownership 2021 
Ottaway House, Dover 8  Interim accommodation 2021 
Jute Fields, Deal 6  Affordable rent & shared ownership 2022 
Elizabeth Carter Court, Deal 8  Interim accommodation  2022 
Walter Hammond Close, Dover 16  Interim accommodation January 2023 
Napchester Road, Dover 26  Affordable rent, inc 3 accessible  April 2023 
Poulton Close, Dover  24 Interim accommodation  Planning permission granted. 
Foxborough Close, Woodnesborough Affordable rent July 2023 
Mongeham Rd, Great Mongeham 10 Affordable rent & shared ownership  December 2023 
Military Rd, Dover Affordable rent Approved by Cabinet. Planning application submitted. 

By Ed

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