New partnership to deliver affordable Shropshire homes
More than 50 new affordable homes will be coming soon to Shropshire thanks to a new partnership between ourselves and house builder.
We're linking up with Keon Homes to build the new homes on land to the south of Newcomen way, at Woodside in Telford. Located close to Ironbridge, work is due to start in the spring on the former farmland site, to build the 55 new homes.
The land has been bought from Homes England and Keon Homes will be developing the site on our behalf, building a mix of two and three bedroom houses and bungalows. Forty of the homes will be available for rent, with the rest made available for part-buy, part-rent shared ownership.
Land manager Duncan Melville said: “We’re excited to be working in partnership with Keon Homes to build these 55, new affordable homes in Telford. This is the first time we have worked together and we can’t wait for work to start on site in a few months’ time.
“This is a great residential location, in a part of the country we know well. We already own around 1,500 homes in the Telford & Wrekin area, but know there is demand for more affordable housing in the area, as average house prices are eight times higher than average incomes. Working together with Keon Homes on this new development will allow us to increase the number of affordable homes in the area as well as helping us achieve our housebuilding aspirations.”
Warren Bolton director at Keon Homes added: “We have a fantastic relationship with Bromford and are really excited to commence delivery of this scheme. Our partnership mentality has allowed us to look at an array of opportunities with Bromford and we truly hope further schemes of a similar nature will follow very soon. May we take this opportunity to thank all involved with the Newcomen Way deal including Telford & Wrekin Council, Homes England and Bromford.”
Bromford is one of the biggest housebuilding housing associations in the country and has ambitions to build 14,000 new homes in the ten years to 2028. More than 100,000 people live in its 44,000 homes spread across the West Midlands and West of England. The housing association recently received planning permission for 48 new homes on the former Grange Park Primary School in Stirchley.
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