The paper states that the development, known as The Paddock, will be the first UK development to achieve level four in the government's new Code for Sustainable Housing (CFSH).
By 2013 every new home in Britain will have to meet that standard.
The plans have been submitted by Carlisle house builder ND Homes, and the firm's managing director Martyn Boak told the news provider: "We are extremely proud to be the first house-builder to be recognised as designing to level four of the CFSH."
Introduced on February 27th 2008, the CFSH sets out a six star rating system for new builds, setting minimum standards for energy and water use at each stage of construction.
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