Nineteen-year-old Courteney Byron and her partner Tyler Smoat were the first people to move into The Old Orchard development in Bredon this week.
Courteney grew up in Bredon and wanted to stay in the village and so as soon as she knew affordable homes were being built by developer Newlands, she registered her interest.
The couple have moved into a one bedroom ground floor apartment, which is part of a block of four. They hadn’t been able to get into the property to view it until the contractor, Newland Homes, finished on site and they were handed the keys.
Courteney Byron said: “It’s great to get in and have a look around. It’s a lot bigger that we thought and to have a garden and a shed is a real bonus. There’s a lot of storage space too."
Newland Homes has invested over £90,000 in the local community including off site sports facilities, public realm works, cycling provision, recycling and ten affordable homes.
The affordable homes are only offered to people who can demonstrate a link with the village of Bredon.
Severn Vale development manager Chris Knibbs said: “It’s great to see this project through to completion and to be able to provide new homes for local people in a village setting”.
If you are looking for a home in this area, search on Gloucestershire's Home Seeker Plus website.
Photo: Lauren Wheeler from Severn Vale Housing hands the keys to Courtney Byron and Tyler Smoat.