Developers aim for zero carbon project

Helping Shropshire tackle its climate emergency and reduce the county’s carbon footprint is one of the central objectives of the proposed J3 development north of the M54, with plans revealed for £40 million worth of investment in making the new community net zero carbon once completed.

Bradford Estates is proposing to create a sustainable garden village-style settlement on land to the west of the A41 in Shropshire, comprising of 3,000 sustainably developed homes and 1.8 million sq ft of commercial space, which will create up to 8,000 jobs and boost the local economy by an additional £390 million a year. 

The project is estimated to generate about £100 million of new revenue for Shropshire Council over the course of development, which could be redirected towards vital local services, invested into other infrastructure upgrades and assist the council’s Climate Change Task Force to meet its target of being net zero carbon by 2030 and beyond

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