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Wood chip to power Britain's first eco village

Britains first eco village near Bristol will use Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology to provide the electricity and heat needed to power 200 eco-homes. The sustainable homes will use a biomass CHP plant fuelled by wood chips to provide the power to all the homes. English Partnerships, the Governments land quango, selected Barratt Developments to build the eco-village on the site of the old Hanham Hall hospital. Housing and Planning Minister Yvette Cooper said: We have set a world-beating