Wednesday 18th January 2023

We win approval for pioneering heating network at our Chilton Woods development

We’ve received planning approval for a sustainable heating network that will eliminate the need for gas boilers at all future phases of our Chilton Woods development in Sudbury


Pioneering partnership with GTC

We’re working in partnership with utility provider GTC to create a community heat hub that will use large-scale air source heat pumps to supply homes with heat and hot water.

Carbon emissions will be reduced by around 80% compared to traditional gas heating.


Networks of this kind are rarely used on low-rise housing developments, and we anticipate that the heating network at Chilton Woods will act as a low-carbon solution that may be used elsewhere around the country.

Stephen Andrew, Group Technical Director at Taylor Wimpey, said: “As we move towards the Future Homes Standard (FHS) in 2025 and the introduction of low carbon heating with no natural gas, the network heat pump offers an innovative solution to meet FHS. 

“Whilst this was previously used in dense high rise apartment schemes, this pioneering approach offers the opportunity to provide community heating to other types of residential developments, including family homes.”