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HHP : Introduction
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The Hockerton Housing Project (HHP) has established itself as an exemplar of sustainable development, locally and nationally, providing a unique 'real-life' experience of living sustainably.

One of the main aims of HHP is to encourage other people to become interested in sustainable development and lifestyles.

If you want to visit Hockerton, you can arrange to go on a tour by calling 01636 816 902 or email hhp. More information can be found on their website.

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Hockerton Housing Project: Introduction
Hockerton Housing Project (HHP) emerged from the desire of a small group of people to develop a lifestyle more in touch with the natural environment and its cycles.

We wanted to build homes that would use the power of the sun directly as the main source of energy to heat our homes.

During the 1990's HHP developed plans together with local 'green' architects Brenda and Robert Vale to build five earth sheltered houses on a 25 acre site in the North Nottinghamshire countryside.

After several years of negotiating with the local council, providing detailed plans for managing the land surrounding the houses we were successful in gaining planning permission.

The self build project allowed members to contribute to the building of their own homes according to skills and availability. Following two years of building work we moved in during 1998 and began to enjoy the fruits of our labour.

Hockerton Housing Project is the UK's first earth sheltered ecological housing development

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