MP gets into gear with Kier Homes' 'Go Green' initiative

7th August 2013

On Friday 21st June, Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson got on his bike to welcome a green initiative from Kier Homes at Connect 21 in Peterborough!

MP gets into gear with Kier Homes' 'Go Green' initiative

On Friday 21st June, Mr Jackson praised the Go Green scheme where house buyers get free bikes and cycle helmets for all the family to help cut their carbon footprint and boost fitness.

Mr Jackson said: “Go Green is a great idea because here at Connect 21 you don’t need to rely on a car. For those working in Peterborough it’s just a five minute cycle ride to the city centre and for London commuters it’s just a ten minute cycle ride to the station where, thanks to Network Rail, we now have 150 safe, secure bicycle parking spaces.”

To encourage cyclists to enjoy local routes into the city and to explore the local countryside, Kier Homes has produced a free guide to safe cycling in and around Connect 21 and has installed route information boards around the site which is surrounded by open spaces and cycle routes.

Nick Moore, deputy managing director of Kier Homes said: “We’re delighted to welcome Mr Jackson to Connect 21 to see for himself how our Go Green initiative is making it easy for local people and families to enjoy healthier lifestyles. With Connect21 so well located close to the city centre and to the natural landscapes of the River Nene, exploring the area by bicycle makes perfect sense.”

Connect 21, in Potters Way, comprises a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses and apartments within easy walking distance of Peterborough city centre and less than a mile from Peterborough train station. It has been designed along sustainable lines, using eco-friendly materials and transforms a redundant industrial site into stylish contemporary homes in a beautifully-landscaped setting with easy access to open spaces and specially-created wildlife habitats areas in and around the development.

Nick Moore added: “Connect 21 is a great location and prices here are very competitive. We can also offer the Government’s Help to Buy scheme on houses.”