Audley submits plans for carbon-neutral development

Retirement living provider Audley Group has submitted plans for its first carbon-neutral development in Kintbury, Berkshire. The application seeks to extend its existing Audley Inglewood village with an additional 21 two-bed single-storey units. The village currently comprises 91 apartments and two cottages. Audley said that because of its rural location, the village does not have mains gas, water or drainage. As such, it aims to create an extension that is “self-sufficient” in terms of energy consumption. Plans include highly-insulated, airtight units and generating electricity on-site via roof-mounted photovoltaic panels, which will power LED lighting and sustainable heating and ventilation systems.