Proposed green development in Britain

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The town of Silfiac (Morbihan) in June lay the first stone of its green development, originality adopted by several Breton towns, to seduce and satisfy newcomers looking to develop a new project of life.

"The street lighting will be smart and will light with a motion detector, lights are energy-saving and produce an ambient light," explains Serge Moelo, the mayor of the town. "The road will be semi-porous to allow absorption of 40% of stormwater tanks and 7.000 liters will be buried in each plot to ensure the recovery of rainwater, they will feed the flushing chosen for two-speed economy ". The mayor even wished to push the experience further by leaving grass cutting subdivision bordering the future to "Ouessant sheep." Several Breton towns located mainly in the b assin Rennes and were losing momentum have engaged in similar operations under the leadership of ADEME (Agency of Development and Energy Management).

The town situated near Rennes plans to build 22 10 detached houses and rental units on the ecological model. To avoid the trap of "dormitory", these projects have incorporated common living spaces such as gardens and locations for shared barbecue, but also road configurations favoring impasses to avoid vehicle traffic flow. The dozen Breton towns that have invested in the "green development" also want these homes are offered at affordable prices, as Langouet (Ille-et-Vilaine) which offers its primary acquirers of zero-interest loans. The mayor of Silfiac states and sell those houses with land for 100.000 euros, prices that are affordable by financing a part of the operation by grants from local authorities and ADEME.

La Gazette des Communes - 22 / 04 / 2005


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