A SUSTAINABLE housing development has scooped an award for 'Best Residential Development in Oxfordshire'.

The 25-home Springfield Meadows development in Kingston Bagpuize, is believed to be the most sustainable private residential development in the UK with net-zero energy.

The eco-living site beat five other Oxfordshire developments shortlisted for the title. Ssassy Property and Greencore Construction – the developers of Springfield Meadows development in Southmoor – collected the prize, which was judged by members of the UK Property Forum, Bicester Heritage and presented by Olympic rower Greg Searle.

Ian Pritchett, managing director of Greencore Construction said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have won the ‘Best Residential Development’ award. We set out to build the most sustainable residential development in the country, an exemplar for others to follow, and we think we have achieved this.

“Unless the house building industry drastically reduces its carbon impact we will squander the allocated carbon budgets long before 2050. We’ve also worked with BBOWT – the local wildlife trust – to help us increase the biodiversity of the site. BBWOT also designed the landscaping and communal gardens and will monitor the development for the next five years – a first for a developer.”

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