Milestone visit to new development at John Barker Place

The leader of North Herts Council, Cllr Elizabeth Dennis-Harburg, joined Cllr Gary Grindal, Executive Member for Housing, local councillors Clare Billing and Nigel Mason and representatives from settle to view the highest floor of the first building on the John Barker Place development and discuss future plans for the upcoming phases.

Construction partner, Jarvis Contracting, began work on the site at the beginning of this year. The first building will provide 37 homes and two commercial units in Summer 2022.Work on the second building is scheduled to begin in Spring 2022 and will deliver 46 new homes in Autumn 2023.

Gavin Cansfield, Chief Executive at settle said: “I am really delighted to have reached this important milestone and have the opportunity to share how far this development has come. These are going to be fantastic affordable homes for local residents, and I can’t wait until they get to experience that for themselves.

“Our commitment at settle is to provide homes that are comfortable, safe and that residents are proud to live in, as well as bringing benefits to the wider community. These new homes are a great example of that, and I look forward to working with local partners and residents to continue our investment in this area.”

Councillor Gary Grindal, Executive Member for Housing and Environmental Health at North Herts Council, said: “It was great to visit this development and see for ourselves the work going in to providing new homes for the local community. The Council is committed to meeting the housing needs of our residents by working with partners such as settle to provide affordable housing in the district.”

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