Leintwardine sod cutting
Elgar Housing held a sod cutting ceremony recently at Saxonby’s Leintwardine development on the Shropshire/Herefordshire border. It was attended by local MP Bill Wiggin, who had travelled from London to be there, as well as Councillor Olwyn Barnett, chairman of Herefordshire Council, Jonathan Slade, chairman and Claire Huyton, executive director at Elgar Housing.
All the speakers highlighted the importance of providing housing for local people with decisions about such developments being made not in Westminster but at parish council level. They also recognised Saxonby’s contribution and the importance of not only providing homes but sustainable buildings that are energy-efficient, contain renewable heating sources and are built to strict Code 3 guidelines.