Approval granted for Somerset's first net-zero school
The county of Somerset is to get its first ever net-zero school.
Planning permission was granted for a new primary school at the Orchard Grove development in Taunton by Somerset County Council.
The building, which will cost 11.3m, will be outfitted with added solar panels and will feature parking provision for electric vehicles.
It will open fully to students in September 2024, with capacity for 420 children.
The building will be destructed using a Passivhaus design - a new construction concept originating from Germany which means "passive house."
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