Work to start on eco-development at Roussillon Barracks

Artist's impression of how the Roussillon Park development will look.
Artist's impression of how the Roussillon Park development will look.
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Work will soon start on creating the 252-home eco-development at Roussillon Barracks.

The former home to the Redcaps is set to be turned into an eco-friendly estate, with work to start on August 15. The site will be completed by 2017.

ZeroC Holdings created the blueprint for the forward-thinking project in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency, and was given planning permission in March last year.

Homes will be installed with a number of energy-saving devices, including water butts, wood pellet heating systems, and informative panels with the latest bus and train timetables.

There will also be a pool of electric cars for residents to use on a membership scheme.

Managing director at ZeroC Kim Slowe said: “I think it’s a fair statement that between us and Graylingwell, we are putting Chichester in the lead in Sussex for low-carbon homes.

“Chichester will be brought to the forefront of sustainable development.

“This is a very important project to ZeroC. We have had a very good community consultation and we are looking forward to developing a scheme that meets all the promises and expectations that came out of the consultation process.

“We had a very good meeting with the community which resulted in us making significant changes to the scheme.”

The first of eight phases, which includes 63, two, three, and four bedroom homes, will be finished from March next year.

The Ministry of Defence has put a 0.57 hectare area of land up for sale at the north-west area of the site, which fronts Broyle Road and The Broadway.

A spokesman for the MoD said: “It could be suitable for residential development.

“We expect to get market value for the site. I understand it is a recreation area for service personnel.

“Part of the site is a play ground and recreation area, and there are trees there.”

Mr Slowe said ZeroC has no interest in buying the land.

For more information about the project visit the website www.roussillonpark.co.uk.