Houses built by Vistry Homes as part of the Redlands New Eastern Village will have solar panels on the roof and electric car charging points but will have no heat pumps.

The developer has permission to build 103 houses as part of the second phase of building. The estate is to be sited on currently green fields just north west of the airfield buildings.

Vistry has submitted applications for planners to sign off on five of the dozens of conditions it will have to meet as part of the planning permission.

It has told planners at Swindon Borough Council of the materials to be used in the building of the houses – red brick, grey and brown rooftiles and with grey UPVC windows are prominent.

The other conditions concern the number and location of vision parking spaces, the details of solar photovoltaic panels to be used on roofs, the type and location of electric car charging points on houses and details of any heat pumps to be used.

The submitted document show that for the 103 houses, which have two parking spaces each allocated - either on a driveway or in marked areas - there will be 23 visitor parking spaces, in 13 different zones. The roads around the estate will be widened at the relevant points to allow visitors to park without blocking either the pavement of the road.

The houses will be supplied with electric vehicle charging boxes, as mandated in the borough council’s design guide for new houses. The details of the boxes have been supplied and the suggestion is most will be on the front of the garages that most of the houses will have.

The details of the solar panels which will go on the roofs of the houses have also been supplied. One of the conditions on the developer is to provide details of heat pumps to be used.

It’s an easy one to fulfill. The company says: "No heat pumps will be used.”

The outline for Redlands says about 400 houses will be built there, out of a total of 8,000 for the whole expansion scheme.

Redlands is the furthest extent of the villages and the closest to Wanborough, from which it will be separated by a coalescence zone.

Bellway Homes already has permission to build 100 houses as part of the development.

The primary school which will be built in the centre of the village is with the council’s planning committee for its approval.