New homes create new opportunities for local residents


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In Summary

General | 23rd May 2018
Local residents in Bewdley are excited to see a real transformation of their neighbourhood with a development of 16 modern family homes by The Community Housing Group providing new housing opportunities.
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Local residents in Bewdley are excited to see a real transformation of their neighbourhood with a development of 16 modern family homes by The Community Housing Group providing new housing opportunities. 

New property owner, Sam Davies, commented: “I can’t wait to move in! It’s so exciting that I finally have my own home and the chance to get onto the property ladder.”

The development, a mix of 2 and 3 bedroom energy efficient houses, built by Oakleaf Commercial Services, provides the chance to climb onto the property ladder through shared ownership (which is a part rent/part buy option) as well as homes to rent.

Sam is now especially pleased to find a new home in the area that she grew up in, enabling her children to do the same.

She said: “I’ve lived on Wribbenhall my whole life so I’m thrilled that I can stay in the area near my family.” She then continued to say: “My son is so excited about finally having his own bedroom and this new home has enabled me to give my children somewhere nice to grow up with all the space they need and for us to move forward with our lives.

“The Shared Ownership team has been fantastic throughout the whole process; they offered me support with everything and made the process really easy.”

The Community Housing Group celebrated the ‘official opening’ of their new homes in Bewdley this week, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour around the properties. The Group welcomed Christine Seaton and Karen Matthews from Home England to the opening, who helped the company to secure Government funding. Local residents who have been pleased to see a real transformation of their neighbourhood also came, along with members of staff involved with the build.

Ray Brookes, Group Chief Executive, commented: “We are committed to providing new affordable homes across the district and within our 3 year business plan, we propose to build 299 more new homes through our ambitious development programme.”

Christine Seaton, Senior Housing Delivery Manager – Midlands for Homes England, said: “It’s fantastic to see these new homes ready for residents to move in. We are pleased to have funded these new homes in Bewdley as part of Homes England's commitment to increasing the supply of affordable homes.”

Photo: New resident, Sam Davies, cuts the tape at the official opening of the new homes at Springhill Rise, with (L-R) Ian Hancock, Managing Director for Oakleaf Commercial Services; Ray Brookes, Group Chief Executive at The Community Housing Group; Christine Seaton, Senior Housing Delivery Manager – Midlands for Homes England and Victoria Tomlinson, Head of Development at The Community Housing Group.