THE developer behind the new Badbury Park estate near Coate Water has committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.

Redrow Thames Valley is constructing new homes on Homington Avenue and has now signed up to the Science Based Targets initiative's ambition of making changes to limit the planet's warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

The property giant's current efforts include supplying all show homes and site compounds with green-certificated electricity and reducing the use of diesel fuel on-site.

It will now work with supply chain partners to develop solutions to ensure its homes will be ready for the Future Homes Standard in 2025.

This includes low-carbon technology trials like air source heat pumps and a smart home and energy management system, and the development of new working practices to establish which solutions will make a noticeable impact as the business progresses towards its net zero targets.

To meet these targets, Redrow has appointed the Carbon Trust to measure the baseline of its Scope 3 emissions, model its Science Based Targets and advise on potential solutions and changes to business practices.

The Carbon Trust is an organisation that has pioneered decarbonisation for more than 20 years for businesses, governments and organisations around the world.

The business has joined the Race To Zero, a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors for a healthy zero carbon recovery which aims to prevent future threats and create decent jobs.

The campaign mobilises a coalition of leading net zero initiatives, representing 733 cities, 31 regions, 3,067 businesses, 173 of the biggest investors, and 622 higher education institutions.

Sarah Boyce from Redrow Thames Valley, added: “The target we set ourselves is certainly an ambitious one, but we’re thrilled to embark on an exciting, yet vital journey to tackle the climate emergency.

“We pride ourselves on our commitment to create thriving communities and desire to build high-quality developments – and Badbury Park is no exception.

"We’re looking forward to implementing new ways of building, all while working closely with the Swindon community on a variety of local initiatives in the future too.”

Redrow chief executive Matthew Pratt added: “Playing our part in tackling the climate emergency is a key priority and Redrow will set ambitious science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions across our whole business.

"We will set a long-term target to reach net zero emissions no later than 2050 and importantly we will be setting interim targets for both our direct and indirect emissions, and these will be consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5°C.

“No one has all the answers today, but it’s vital that we all do everything we can. Making ambitious, far-reaching commitments and holding ourselves to account is an essential part of that. We look forward to collaborating with our partners and supply chain to deliver these goals.”