Work begins on UK's largest zero carbon development Housebuilder Morris has started work on the UK’s largest ever zero-carbon housing development in Peterborough. Morris’ 295-property Vista scheme will include a range of high quality, environmentally-friendly homes and forms the first regeneration stage of Peterborough’s South Bank area. The Vista development will be completely zero carbon – cutting energy emissions by 100 per cent compared to an equivalent-sized standard housing development. Plans include a number of additional features, including enhanced on-site ecology and renewable energy resources, to encourage more sustainable living. The first homes at the Vista development are due to go on sale by autumn this year. Garry Goodwin, group planning and design director at Morris Homes, said: “Our aim with Vista is to build homes that make sustainable living easier and provide long-term cost-savings for homeowners.” If successful, Vista could lead the way for other housing developments that will help the Government meet national targets to reduce UK carbon emissions from homes by 29% on 2008 levels ahead of 2020.* The development forms part of the Government’s Carbon Challenge – which provides backing to develop zero carbon communities – and is backed by Peterborough council.