Saxonby secures Homes & Communities Agency funding for 20 houses
Saxonby is pleased to announce that in partnership with Elgar Housing Association, it has been awarded Homes & Communities Agency grant funding for a development of 20 two and three bedroom houses at Roman Close in Leintwardine, Herefordshire.
The scheme will make a significant contribution towards fulfilling the housing needs and sustainability of businesses in the area. There will be 14 houses for general-needs rent, managed by Elgar Housing Association and six for sale on a shared-ownership basis, providing a mixed tenure opportunity for local people to become home owners.
The development will be built to level three of the Code for Sustainable Homes using, for example, Mitsubishi air source heat pumps to ensure affordable warmth for home owners and tenants. In addition it complies with the Lifetime Homes standard and has been designed in consultation with the local West Mercia Police force architectural liaison officer to achieve Secured by Design accreditation. An area of the site will be retained as public open space for use by residents of Leintwardine.
Work starts immediately and is to be delivered in the 2011-2012 West Midlands funding programme. James Wood, operations director at Saxonby, said: “Given the current government spending cuts this is an achievement that could not have happened without the partnership work of Saxonby, Festival Housing Group, Leintwardine Parish Council and Herefordshire County Council as well as valuable input from Councillor Olwyn Barnett.”