About 500 low-carbon houses could be built next to the River Trent on the outskirts of Nottingham.

The houses could be built in the Trent Basin area, which has already attracted a number of new developments.

The houses would be only one part of a larger East Midlands-wide program known as the ‘Ten Point Plan for Green Growth’, led by The Midlands Engine and supported by 300 partners across the city ​​and region.

Sir John Peace, President of Midlands Engine, said: “At present, the transformation of low carbon energy and active measures to harness and develop natural capital are creating exceptional opportunities for recovery and recovery. sustainable growth in the Midlands.

“Our Ten Point Plan for Green Growth in the Midlands Engine explains how we will turn opportunities into reality, securing success through the power of partnership – generating large-scale economic and environmental impact in every part of our business. region.

“Our Midlands partners are already at the forefront and will remain at the heart of the UK’s green industrial revolution.

“By co-writing our Plan, with shared commitments for delivery together, our partners agree: now is the time to be united, to act together and to accelerate our impact, together. “

Nottingham will also pioneer the world’s largest attempt to store carbon from the atmosphere.

This will be known as University of Nottingham Biochar Demonstrator, which will assess the viability of a material called biochar to store carbon from the atmosphere to counter the impact of climate change.

Robert Jenrick, Member of Parliament for Newark and Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, said: “At the heart of the economic recovery and rise in the Midlands is net zero growth.

“This will require urgent collective action in many areas and these are now, through the collaborative work of over 300 Midlands voices, a priority in this ten point regional plan for green growth through the Midlands Engine.

“This plan is key for the Midlands Engine to unlock potential and drive actions that will benefit communities, businesses and the natural environment in every part of our region. “