CLA East: Zero carbon housing - Visit to Howgate Close

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Join CLA East for an exclusive tour of Howgate Close, a housing development under construction that is designed to operate free of fossil-fuels and deliver low to no heating bills.


Located near the village of Eakring, in Nottinghamshire, the site’s 10 acres have been taken out of agricultural production to provide nine homes within a managed wildlife area.

The tour will be begin with a welcome and overview from Dr Jerry Harrall, technical design consultant for Howgate Close, who specializes in fossil-fuel-free buildings. The morning will conclude with a light sandwich lunch at the Daffodil Cafe and an opportunity for further questions. 

CLA Property and Business Policy Adviser Hermione Warmington will also give an update on Housing and Energy Policy, what the Heat and Building Strategy means for members and CLA lobbying on housing issues.

Eakring farmer and retired GP, Dr Chris Parsons, describes his project as an opportunity to address some of society’s most pressing issues: rural housing shortages, climate change, soil restoration, carbon sequestration, biodiversity, water management and community cohesiveness.

 Collectively, the homes will generate annually around 50,000kWhrs of renewable electricity from 138 roof mounted photovoltaic (PV) panels. It is estimated, each home will generate 50% more energy than they consume due in part to their low rates of heat loss.

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Event Details

Monday 29 November 2021
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Howgate Close, Bilsthorpe Road, Earking, Newark , NG22 0DG
Free of charge