A NEW housing development providing more than 200 ‘sustainable’ homes and badger corridors, has been named as a finalist for a major award.

Church Farm development built by Pye Homes in Radley, has been praised for its green spaces and sustainable homes.

The developer is up for an award in the upcoming South East Centre for Built Environment (SECBE) ‘Constructing Excellence’ awards.

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The project, which will provide 240 sustainable homes with community areas and natural green spaces, is one of six finalists in the Building Project of the Year category.

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The winner will be crowned at the awards ceremony on June 30.

Graham Flint, managing director of Pye Homes said: “We are thrilled to have our efforts at Church Farm recognised with this nomination, sustainability is at the forefront of what we do, and this acts as a reward for the approach we have taken to this development.

“We have made a commitment to building not only houses, but also communities and will constantly look to consider our environmental impact when doing so.”

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The homes at Church Farm are wheelchair accessible and the development has natural landscape to encourage and protect wildlife, there will even be badger corridors installed.

The homes will not use fossil fuel boilers, instead the houses will have solar panels and air source heat pumps, plus electric vehicle charging points.

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This story was written by Rebecca Whittaker, she joined the team in 2019 as a multimedia reporter.

Rebecca covers education and news in Abingdon and Wantage.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Rebecca.Whittaker@newquest.co.uk or calling 07824524333

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