Newhaven residents to name new sustainable development

Residents in Newhaven are being invited to help name a new development of highly sustainable council homes in the town.

The 12 modular flats in Fort Road will incorporate a host of eco-friendly and sustainable features, including the latest solar panels that will feed the energy into hi-tech batteries, effectively taking the homes 'off-grid’ for up to three months of the year.

Councillor William Meyer, Cabinet Member for Housing, at Lewes District Council, said: “There is a great deal to welcome about these modular homes and I’m delighted that residents in Newhaven can play their part by naming the development.

“Their sustainability credentials are good, which is fundamental to the Co-operative Alliance’s overall strategy of achieving zero carbon emissions and full climate resilience in Lewes district by 2030.

“Additionally, the pioneering modular technology being used to manufacture them is happening in Newhaven, within a mile of where they will be located.”

The two-bedroom and one-bedroom apartments are being built by Boutique Modern, a specialist manufacturer of modular homes. The firm designs and builds the properties in their local factory before moving them to the site for installation.

Councillor James MacCleary, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Prosperity, added: “Residents can now get in touch with their ideas for a name and the best ones will be shortlisted and put to a public vote.” 

To take part in the naming of this new development of council homes in Newhaven, please email your idea to sarah.roberts@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk and include your name and address. The closing date for entries is Friday, 31 January.

Published on 16 January, 2020