Eco homes proposed at Lincolnshire Showground

Proposals are in place to bring a number of eco homes to a plot of land at the Lincolnshire Showground near Lincoln.

The eco housing development by Gusto Group will see 18 homes built, constructed to the highest standard of sustainability, which won’t need a central heating system to keep warm.

The homes, styled similarly to the eco-friendly Epic Centre, will be 2-3 bedroom, and have south-facing glazed sunspaces, with triple glazed windows, opening into the sunspaces from the main living areas.

The properties will generate their own electricity and heat hot water through solar panels, plus collect and reuse rainwater.

The homes will be built in a secluded area of the Showground off Tillbridge Lane, so will be away from the Showground events.

They will also be hidden from view by an existing tree belt on site.

Perspective view of the eco homes at Lincolnshire Showground. Image: SGA Architects

Perspective view of the eco homes at Lincolnshire Showground. Image: SGA Architects

A planning application will be submitted to West Lindsey District Council in October, after a successful consultation process earlier in the year.

Gusto Group, based locally in Collingham, have been building sustainable, low energy homes within Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire for 15 years, and in the construction industry for 30.

Gusto Group CEO, Steff Wright, said: “As part of the design process for this development, we visited the Hockerton housing project near Southwell to look at their community lifestyle as this is an important part of the concept for the showground development.

“The overall site is over eight acres, which means the house buyers will not only have the most energy-efficient homes in the UK they will also have a share in a woodland, a large pond and space for growing their own produce.”

An example eco home at Lincolnshire Showground. Image: SGA Architects

An example eco home at Lincolnshire Showground. Image: SGA Architects

Jayne Southall, Lincolnshire Agricultural Society Director added: “With the success of our Epic Centre, it seems fitting to welcome another eco building development to the Showground.

“We are excited to be working with Gusto Group and West Lindsey District Council in showcasing Lincolnshire’s eco progressions.”

Sam Elkington, Senior Partner of Hodgson Elkington LLP the Chartered Surveyors acting on the project for the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, said: “The proposed development will be an exemplar development for housing for the future.

“As well as potentially attracting local buyers, we are confident that this scheme will be of national interest.”