Cambridge teams up with BedZED creators

June 28, 2007 3:00 PM

Cambridge City Council has teamed up with the people behind the BedZED zero-carbon development to create a ground-breaking sustainable development to the south of the city.

The Council has enlisted the help of Bioregional and Energy for Sustainable Development to put together ambitious low carbon plans for the part of the Clay Farm site owned by the Council on the Southern Fringe.

Councillor Rod Cantrill, Executive Councillor for Customer Services and Resources, commented:

"Reducing our carbon footprint is our top priority. We have set high environmental standards for all development in Cambridge but were limited in what we can demand of private developers by central Government. So we intend to set the bar even higher on our own developments in order to demonstrate the kind of high quality sustainable development Cambridge needs.

Councillor Rod Cantrill

Cllr Rod Cantrill

"We are very excited to be working with the team behind BedZED, a mixed housing development which produces more energy from renewable sources than it consumes. It is this sort of bold and exciting development which we want to see in Cambridge, with excellent design and lots of public open space. We want to build the sort of communities people want to live in."

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