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What do you think the home of 2050 needs to be like?

We think the home of 2050 will need to be designed different to respond to changing lifestyles and climate change. 

We would like to know what you think.

Share your ideas below.  You can also choose to ‘like’ the suggestions made by other people by scrolling down the page.

The Council will use your ideas to make sure that future developments meet your needs and expectations.

If you would like to see examples of what the home of 2050 might be like, please visit hdawards.org where you can find a library of case studies and films showcasing the best of British design.

Describe your home of 2050 to us

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11 responses

On Wednesday 18th May at 16:08, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

Well insulated and energy efficient, self sustaining in terms of electricity, remove carbon from the atmosphere. Up-to-date technology, access to green spaces, access to safe walking/cycling routes, served by good public transport

The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Offer access to private outdoor spaces (including apartments)
Be well served by public transport
Reduce or eliminate surface water run off
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air
Provide communal waste collection to reduce energy consumption
Be more water efficient

On Wednesday 18th May at 15:07, someone posted:
The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Have space to grow food or access to growing spaces locally
Help create habitats for native birds, hedgehogs and insects
Use less land by building more efficiently
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Offset carbon generated during construction
Offer access to private outdoor spaces (including apartments)
Be well served by public transport
Reduce or eliminate surface water run off
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air
Provide communal waste collection to reduce energy consumption

On Wednesday 18th May at 14:47, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

Homes need to be fully insulated and have solar panels, have at least 2 electric vehicle charging points, a rain water collection system, and should have some grass/green space to reduce flood risk and promote wildlife.

The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Help create habitats for native birds, hedgehogs and insects
Use less land by building more efficiently
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Offset carbon generated during construction
Be well served by public transport
Reduce or eliminate surface water run off
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air

On Saturday 30th Apr at 07:45, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

Hi there!

The home of 2050 needs to:

Be more water efficient

On Saturday 30th Apr at 07:45, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

Hi there!

The home of 2050 needs to:

Be more water efficient

On Wednesday 12th Jan at 18:12, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

carbon and emissions neutral, well designed, good natural light, flexible spaces, well connected to shops and transport infrastructure, near or with views of green and open space

The home of 2050 needs to:

Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Use less land by building more efficiently
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Offer access to private outdoor spaces (including apartments)
Be well served by public transport
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light
Provide communal waste collection to reduce energy consumption

On Monday 6th Dec at 13:53, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

Homes which are well connected socially. Walkable neighbourhoods that have safe, well connected active-transport infrastructure with convienent links to shops, schools and public transport hubs. Gentle density of town housing, District heating

The home of 2050 needs to:

Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Use less land by building more efficiently
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Offer access to private outdoor spaces (including apartments)
Be well served by public transport

On Wednesday 10th Nov at 18:47, Anne Marie posted:
The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home

On Wednesday 15th Sep at 13:01, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

Contemporary in style, energy, water and land efficient

The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Have space to grow food or access to growing spaces locally
Help create habitats for native birds, hedgehogs and insects
Use less land by building more efficiently
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Be well served by public transport
Reduce or eliminate surface water run off
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air
Provide communal waste collection to reduce energy consumption
Be more water efficient

On Wednesday 15th Sep at 09:46, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

Energy efficient and made from sustainably-sourced, low carbon materials.

The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Have space to grow food or access to growing spaces locally
Help create habitats for native birds, hedgehogs and insects
Have ways to naturally cool the home during hot weather
Reduce or eliminate surface water run off
Capture sunlight to reduce the need for artificial heat and light

On Wednesday 15th Sep at 08:41, someone posted:
Describe your home of 2050 to us

High density, well connected to public transport and realistic about modern needs (e.g. a hatch for Amazon deliveries, purpose built space for cars and bikes, EV charging points, district heating as standard).

The home of 2050 needs to:

Capture rainwater for use in the home
Provide e-bike, scooter and car charging
Be energy and water efficient
Use less land by building more efficiently
Be within safe walking distance of shops and amenities
Be well served by public transport
Provide space for drying clothes in the open air