Weekly affordable homes round-up


Friday 18th May 2012

Chelsea FC wants to redevelop Battersea Power Station

Affordable homes in London
+ Chelsea Football Club has confirmed that affordable housing is part of its Battersea Power Station stadium bid. The club has submitted an offer, with their property development partner Almacantar, to buy the 39-acre site in Wandsworth, London. Chelsea FC wants to redevelop the power station into a football stadium with a capacity of 60,000 seats, and build surrounding new homes, including affordable homes.

+ Thames Valley Housing has built 41 new affordable rented and 12 new shared ownership homes on Third Cross Road in Twickenham, one of London's most expensive boroughs, in partnership with Richmond Borough Council. The homes have been built on the site of the disused Air Sea House industrial and warehouse buildings.

Affordable homes in Wales
+ The Welsh government says it has set an ambitious target of providing 12,500 affordable homes in Wales over the next four years, including 7,500 newly built homes and 5,000 empty properties being brought back into use.

+ Swansea-based housing provider Grwp Gwalia has started work on a development of six affordable homes in Abercrave in association with developer Tycroes Group of Cross Hands, which will see the construction of four two-bedroom houses and two three-bedroom houses.

Affordable homes in Falmouth
Bulldozers have moved in on a former Falmouth petrol station and garage, to make way for a long-awaited development of 91 affordable homes. The Motorfield Motors site, which is being developed by Sanctuary Group in partnership with Kier Living, will feature 83 townhouses and eight apartments.

Affordable homes in Coventry
+ Jephson Homes Housing Association Midlands has announced the completion of 24 new affordable homes in Coventry. Windmill Court is the latest development from the social landlord to be completed in partnership with Cassidy Group, a Meriden-based development company.

Affordable homes in Scotland
+ Hundreds of millions of pounds are to be spent on building affordable homes in Scotland, in a bid to increase the supply of affordable housing across the country. It'll see the country's 32 councils receive a share of just over £580m over the next three years.

+ Shetland is to receive more than £4m from the Scottish government to increase the volume of affordable houses in the isles. The move to increase the supply of new homes is designed to tackle the islands' 1,000+ housing waiting list.

Affordable homes in Welwyn Garden City
+ Housing minister Grant Shapps has officially opened a new residential development within walking distance of Welwyn Garden City resulting from a partnership between Hightown Praetorian & Churches Housing Association, Taylor Wimpey and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council. Of the 31 new homes built, four houses and six apartments have been let through Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council's Choice Based Lettings scheme and the other 21 houses and apartments are available for shared ownership.

Affordable homes in Somerset
+ An affordable Housing Open Day will take place in Wells on Wednesday 23 May to help locals find out everything they need to know about affordable housing. The event is being organised by officers from Mendip District Council. The event will run from 6pm to 9pm. Contact the housing team at Mendip District Council on 01749 648999 to find out more.

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