Environmentally conscious buyers will be attracted by solar panels and electric vehicle (EV) chargers at a selection of houses now available at a popular Oxfordshire development.

The energy efficiency features have been installed at houses in the Lamborough Fields development located on the edge of Abingdon.

Amidst concerns over escalating heating costs, the solar panels give buyers a chance to lower their energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint. It comes as HomeViews released research showing the majority of buyers and tenants valued sustainable building features (72%), an increase from last year, and that renewable energy was important to 45% of respondents.

Meanwhile, Solar Energy UK reported fears over rising electricity bills had tripled solar panel installations from 1000 a week in July 2020 to 3000 a week in July 2022. Solar Energy UK estimates a PV system can lower bills of a typical house by at least £330 every year.

Additionally, more and more people are turning to electric cars. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecasts EVs will have a 59% share of the market by 2026-27, meaning home electric vehicle charging points (EVCPs) will become ever more important.

Stacy Whitehead, Marketing Manager at Annington, said: “In support of the UK’s net zero goals, we are doing everything we can to minimise the environmental impact at our developments; from careful waste management and the use of sustainable materials to biodiversity net gain strategies.

“We hope the installation of solar panels will attract buyers both trying to lower energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint.

“Additionally, with cars running on fossil fuels banned by 2030 – and hybrid cars banned by 2035 – there is increasing demand for electric cars and supporting infrastructure. Demand outstrips supply for EVCPs, meaning homes with charging points are an extra boost for electric car drivers and a feature that is likely to increase in popularity in the coming years.”

The properties at Lamborough Fields, named after the nearby open fields, comprise a number of two and three-bedroom mid and end-terrace homes, each complete with a spacious living/dining area. Each of these energy efficient properties has been given a new lease of life thanks to light internal and external refurbishment works, earning them a EPC rating of B, and solar panels. All of the energy efficient homes have parking with EVCPs.

John Brewer, Branch Manager at selling agents Davis Tate, said: “It’s a lovely quiet location on the edge of Abingdon, overlooking green fields, while the town centre is just a short drive away. These properties are a great find for first time buyers, and a great alternative to the expensive new builds which are starting to spring up in town. Lamborough Fields is popular with young buyers seeking the perfect starter home within commuting distance of Reading, Oxford and beyond.”

Abingdon is a Thameside market town set in rural Oxfordshire, home to a busy shopping centre, supermarkets and convenience stores, and a range of independent restaurants, cafes and local eateries. A number of primary and secondary schools are within easy reach, alongside a dedicated sixth form college, while the famous spires of Oxford are just a 20 minute drive from Lamborough Fields.

Additionally, Abingdon remains extremely well connected for commuters, with train links from nearby Radley Station offering services to Oxford in under 10 minutes, whereas Oxford Station (just eight miles away) offers direct access to London Marylebone, Paddington and Birmingham within an hour. Major road links, including the A34, the M4 to the south and M40 to the north mean that the rest of the country is at new homeowners’ fingertips.

The energy efficient homes at Lamborough Fields are priced from £290,000 for a two-bedroom mid-terrace home with a private garden.

To find out more about the properties for sale in Abingdon, please contact the allocated selling agent Davis Tate on 01235 526907, or email abingdon@davistate.com