Millions of Pounds for Norfolk Eco-town

The Government is pledging up to 15 million pounds to get work started on a huge eco-town on the edge of Norwich.

There is a plan to build more than 4000 futuristic green homes at the site at Rackheath just north west of Norwich.

They will have the latest technology like smart meters to track energy use, electric car charging points, and systems for saving water and recycling or composting waste.

It is hoped work could start on within just a few weeks.

Housing Minister John Healey, said:

“Last year I gave the go-ahead to the first wave of world-leading eco-towns that will set the global standard for green living while helping tackle climate change and the shortage of affordable homes.

 “Since then these four areas have done a huge amount of work to plan new homes designed and built to the toughest ever environmental standards. Today I’m backing them with £60m to help get these projects off the ground."

Listen to the full interview with the Housing Minister here