Eco housing nearly ready

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ECO-friendly new homes in Sheffield are nearing completion – incorporating the latest green gadgets to cut bills.

The 42 properties are being built as part of the regeneration of the Scowerdons, Weaklands and Newstead estates in the south east of the city.

New homes are being built in stages, with the eco homes part of Rise S12, which will create 259 affordable homes. Each is fitted with eco bins, rainwater butts, composters and solar-powered hot water.

Tenants in Rotherham, meanwhile, can apply to live in the first council houses built in the town for 30 years.

Property adverts are displaying the first of the 127 homes being built by the council on six sites across the borough at a cost of £8.5 million. The first to be let will be 36 houses and apartments being completed in Thrybergh.

Other homes becoming available this year include 29 in West Melton; 29 in Canklow; 21 in Kilnhurst; eight at Newland Avenue, Maltby and four at Stone Park Close in Maltby.