Old woodyard provides new homes for local people
|Published: 13th March 2007 14:22|
A TOTAL of nine affordable homes have recently been completed in a new development at The Old Woodyard in Silverstone.
They are part of a development of 36 properties built by Barry Howard Homes on this site, formally owned by Linnell Brothers, and have given local people a better chance of finding a new home in the village.
Of the nine affordable homes, four are two bed flats for rent and five are two and three bed houses available under a shared ownership scheme. This means that people buy a share in the property and pay the rest in rent to the landlord, Bromford Housing Group.
The properties have been made available and allocated to local people from the South Northamptonshire Council waiting list, as agreed by the council and Bromford Housing Group.
Councillor Mary Clarke, portfolio holder for affordable housing, said: “With property prices on the increase it’s very hard for people trying to buy their first property to be able to live locally.
“The council recognises that there is a strong need for affordable homes in South Northamptonshire and is working with housing associations and developers wherever possible to help provide them.”
David Crowther, Silverstone Parish Council;
Paul Brunige, strategic housing officer at South Northamptonshire Council;
Councillor Dermot Bambridge, ward councillor for Silverstone;
Ray Janering Head of Housing at South Northamptonshire Council;
Jean Williams, Bromford Housing Group sales co-ordinator; and
Councillor Mary Clarke, portfolio holder for affordable housing.