‘The towns, each with a minimum of 5,000 to 10,000 houses, will be built to meet zero carbon standards and will each showcase a specific project promoting energy preservation or green technology. Projects to be showcased could include use of communal heat pump systems or car pool schemes,’ the Communities and Local government office said.
UK government even launched a Architecture Design Competition and invited entries for design and layouts of Ecotowns.
You can view the Ecotown prospectus here.
While the government offices move ahead with their plans, people have opposed the plans. People of Warwickshire threaten to march in protest. OPPOSITION to a proposed 6,000-home eco-town at Long Marston also intensified this week as a second Conservative MP came out against the scheme and a petition appealing directly to Prime Minister Gordon Brown appeared on the website of 10 Downing Street. You can read more here: Risible Claims for Ecotown and Protest over plans for Ecotown
Is UK not trying to do what the world needs today? With the climate crisis growing, do we have another solution? There can be opinions against the sites/ locations selected viz-a-viz existing towns but not against the idea.
Green is no longer an option, it is a necessity. Climate crisis is not a myth, it is a reality.