A first joint development project for Severn Vale Housing and Wychavon District Council has seen ten new affordable homes for general needs and shared ownership completed and fully let in the village of Bredon.
The properties at Oak Lane, Bredon, are part of a 24-home development built by Gloucester-based Newland Homes.
Chris Knibbs, development manager for Severn Vale Housing, said: “We’re delighted to have played a key role in this project, which is a first collaboration for us with a Worcestershire local authority, and the first time we have worked with developer Newland Homes. Our lettings and shared ownership team has been closely involved, and it’s great to see people with a connection to Bredon and the surrounding area settling into the village.”
Karen Orwin, who moved into her new home in April with her daughter Grace, said; “Through the support of Severn Vale, I feel my life has turned around and I’m back in control. The house is beautiful and we’re enjoying putting down new roots in Bredon.”
Elaine Salter, housing services manager for Wychavon, said: “This was the first time we’ve worked with Severn Vale and it was a very positive experience. They ran promotional events and worked well with the community. We’re always thrilled when affordable properties become available and this is another ten that are most needed.”
More new homes in the pipeline
Further development projects under way include five bunaglows and eight flats at Severn Vale’s retirement scheme Parklands, in Churchdown, with completion expected February 2019. Six new homes for affordable rent - two each of one-bed, two-bed and three-bed properties – will be built at Wainloade Lane, Norton, with developer Centaur Homes due to start work on site during August 2018.
Severn Vale Housing is also providing project management services for several other development projects. Ten affordable homes are being built on behalf of Gloucestershire Rural Housing Association at Betworthy Farm, Coley, working with developer Centaur Homes. Thirteen affordable homes are being delivered on behalf of Wyedean Housing Association at Highfield Road, Lydney, working with Bellway Homes, plus a further development of seven affordable homes at Weston under Penyard with contractors MF Freeman. We are also working on behalf of Cirencester Housing to construct 10 affordable homes on a rural exception site.