As reported by CityX – May 2019

Woodlands Edge – the Lincolnshire housing eco-development, leading the way into a sustainable future …

Solar panels and electric car charging points come as standard with every home in Woodlands Edge.

Nestled on a leafy 12-acre site just five miles from Lincoln city centre, Woodlands Edge is no typical new-build estate.

With its own private woodland, tennis court, ponds and an allotment for every household, the development is leading the way in the future of eco-housing.

It’s being created by Gusto Homes, who’ve been specialising in eco-housing since 1999, and when complete, will boast just 29 homes. On other sites of a similar size you would expect to see around 100.

Steff Wright, Gusto Homes CEO said: “Twenty years’ experience of building eco-homes has gone into this site, not just the sustainable houses but the community element as well.

“We’ve really pushed the boundaries and built something absolutely unique in terms of the energy performance of the houses and the lifestyle. This is how housing should be.”

The first phase of the development was completed around two years ago. A further 11 homes are currently being built – six four-beds and five two-beds, which range in price from £300,000 to £499,000.

All the homes are fully electric and generate the majority of their power from integrated solar panels on the roof. They contain air filtration and heat recovery systems, and the heating can be controlled by an app on your mobile phone. Running costs are typically less than £1 a day.

But the eco-credentials are just a small part of life at Woodlands Edge. Everybody who buys a property also gets a share in the resident-owned management company, giving them input into improving and managing the site.

The community at Woodlands Edge is diverse, with a mixture of working age and retired householders.

It is hoped the new detached four-bedroom properties will attract families with children, who will benefit from the safe open space surrounding them.