Some good news at this sad time – work has restarted on building our four new houses at Neaves Lane, Ringmer.
Previously, in Stage I of our construction programme, we had completed the foundations, foul drainage connection to main sewer, surface water drainage and run off attenuation, electricity and mains water connections. This allowed us to pass some construction milestones and satisfy some planning conditions. We have also carried out extensive hedge planting and created “wildflower” meadow strips around the whole site, as part of our biodiversity uplift commitments required by Natural England.
In Stage 2 we will be building the main superstructure of our four houses including all the walls and roofs and fitting of all the doors and windows to give us watertight buildings ready for plumbing, electrics, installing kitchens and bathrooms and completion of painting and decorating in Stage 3 of our construction program.
Our houses have been designed to keep not only our rents as low as possible but also running costs. They will have high levels of thermal insulation and be equipped with Air Source Heat Pumps and PV panels on the roofs to keep energy costs as low as possible.
Our aim is to have these houses ready for occupation in mid 2023.
Chairman – Ringmer Community Land Trust