MP plants 700th tree at Littlewood House, Drayton
13th April 2012
Keith Simpson MP planted the 700th tree at 12-acre woodland at Littlewood House, off School Road, Drayton. The woodland was planted by local family business Abel Homes, when the company built 22 sustainable and contemporary new homes designed by Terence Conran & Partners.
The eco-friendly homes feature air-source heat pumps, triple glazing, timber frames, natural lime render and a whole house heat recovery system.
Keith Simpson said:
“This is a great example of what can be achieved when a local house builder works with local planners to create something very special.
“Not only are the homes here both stunning and sustainable, but Abel Homes has created a valuable community woodland which will be to the benefit of the environment, wildlife and local people. It goes to show that it is possible to create much-needed new homes while at the same time respecting and indeed improving the local environment.”
Abel Homes managing director Tony Abel said:
“We have worked hard to balance the need for new homes against environmental and community needs. This development demonstrates how a considered and pragmatic approach can create a new community which is sustainable environmentally, beneficial for the local community, liveable for families moving into it, and commercially viable in a way which can sustain local house builders and local construction jobs.”