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  • n. Plural form of ecotown.

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Examples

  • An abandoned Norfolk airfield and a cluster of Cornish china claypit villages are to become the first of a controversial new breed of "ecotowns", offering thousands of new homes built within a cutting-edge eco-friendly community.

    The Guardian World News

  • My understanding is that ecotowns will be net zero carbon - as will every home built from 2016 - however ecotown homes will have higher environmental standards across the board in terms of sustainability, water use, ecology, etc.

    Eco Town Con

  • Under Labour it tried to persuade cabinet ministers to use Poundbury, the prince's mock Georgian village in Dorset, as a model for ecotowns; advised the Department of Health on the design of hospitals; and lobbied the Treasury, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department of Culture on design matters.

    Prince Charles offers to take on key architectural planning role

  • An inquiry last year discovered that the prince or his aides had written to eight government departments in the previous three years, dispensing royal wisdom on ecotowns to the secretary of state for communities, hospital design to the health secretary and sustainable housing to the chief secretary to the Treasury.

    Prince Charles isn't a bad guy, but does that mean we have to listen to him?

  • Hot on the heels of the announcement of tougher targets for schools 'carbon emissions, government has said that the country's planned ecotowns will be among the first communities to showcase zero carbon schools.

    edie.net - Latest News

  • Four communities in southern England are to share £60m of Government cash to build 'eco show homes' as part of the wider ecotowns agenda.

    edie.net - Latest News

  • The ecotowns will showcase sustainable building techniques, from the dull-but-effective super insulation through to the more attention-grabbing features such as smart metering, renewable energy, water and waste reduction measures and electric car charging points.

    edie.net - Latest News

  • The Department for Children, Schools and Families is stumping up around 5% of the £60m funding announced for the first wave of ecotowns this week.

    edie.net - Latest News

  • Under Labour it tried to persuade cabinet ministers to use Poundbury, the prince's mock Georgian village in Dorset, as a model for ecotowns; advised the Department of Health on the design of hospitals; and lobbied the Treasury, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and

    The Guardian World News

  • Both ecotowns and Home Information Packs (Hips) were "victims of the Department's weaknesses in engaging and enthusing its delivery partners", it said.

    icScotland

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