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‘Eco homes’ bring about £2,000-a-year energy bills

Families promised cheaper energy bills to live in eco-friendly ‘homes of the future’ fear they may have to move out after being hit with sky-high charges, the Metro reported.

Residents in the Pavilion Gardens complex in Bradford have been forced to pay up to £950 a quarter despite living in super-insulated properties with exhaust air heat pumps, solar panels and rain harvesters.

The £5.6m venture, between Bradford council and the government, features 12 high-spec eco homes and 33 built to a slightly lower energy efficiency level.

The council stressed it would charge the original building contractor for any costs incurred in reimbursing residents, who have been invited to discuss the problems at a meeting.

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