40 Affordable New Homes Benefit from Innovative Drainage Solution


A modern 4 bedroom home soon to be available at Dallow Bridge

The finishing touches to a modern development of much needed affordable homes are soon to be complete at Dallow Bridge, Burton Upon Trent. 

Tenants of Trent & Dove Housing, East Staffordshire’s largest social housing provider, have now started to move in to their new homes, and are likely to make sizeable savings to their household bills – thanks to the development’s eco-friendly design build.

Costing £4.3million and part funded by the Homes and Communities Agency, the development   includes 40 eye-catching new homes including 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom properties to help meet demand for affordable housing in the area.

Paul Blackshaw, Development Manager at Trent & Dove said:

“The new homes have been designed in a range of modern complimentary styles, and built to a Code for Sustainability level 3. All of the properties at Dallow Bridge are fitted with a range of energy saving features.

Reinforced roofing structures have been built into the properties to accommodate for photovoltaic roof tiles and where possible strengthened loft trusses have been fitted to accommodate for a loft conversion. All houses also have water buts in their gardens and we have also provided high efficiency condensing boilers to ensure lower heating bills.

Within the grounds of the development a communal garden area has been created which features an innovative man-made pond system, known as ‘SUDs’. This sustainable drainage system will drain off any excess surface water into a local canal and minimise ‘flash flooding’ surrounding the site – a common issue with new housing developments. The pond will also provide a cheaper alternative for waste water removal and help our tenants to make even further savings to their household bills”.

Mr Allan Taylor, is one of Dallow Bridge’s newest tenants and is delighted with his new home.

“I have been living in my 1 bedroom apartment at Dallow Bridge since December and I love it! I am very impressed that the new pond system will take away my waste water safely and help to reduce the cost of my water bill”.

Dallow Bridge’s canal side location has proved to be a real draw for tenants with many properties enjoying waterside views.

Steve Grocock, Director of Property Services at Trent & Dove said:

“We recognise the local demand for social housing has increased, and we are striving to meet this need not only with new homes, but with economical to run, sustainable new homes which our tenants can be proud of.

Dallow Bridge has made up nearly a quarter of the 200 homes Trent & Dove plan to build over the financial year 2013/14, and has become one of our most attractive developments to date”.