Throughout our response to COVID-19, we’ve been working to support the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues, residents and communities.
As a social landlord we know it is vital that we also continue to deliver much-needed affordable new homes. Our new corporate plan commitment is to build 1,500 homes by 2024 – 90% of which will be affordable, and we’re on track to do this.
We are delighted to hear that our partners, Chalkdene Developments, secured planning permission for 30 two-bedroomed new homes on the Jackmans Estate, Letchworth. On completion of the development, we will provide the properties as affordable homes for rent.
Three other new developments are also successfully moving forward, which will see us building over 200 new homes.
The three sites include:
- John Barker Place, Hitchin, Hertfordshire: Our £20 million regeneration of the Westmill Estate - providing 83 homes and two shops.
- Hitchin Road, Arlesey, Bedfordshire; Providing 58 homes – 30 for shared ownership and 28 for rent.
- Roker Park, Stotfold, Central Bedfordshire on the site of the former football stadium will include 62 homes – 39 for shared ownership and 23 for rent.
Gavin Cansfield, chief executive at settle, said: “At settle, we’re committed to working with partners and residents to invest in neighbourhoods and good quality new homes. While the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has been tough for our customers and colleagues alike, it is really pleasing to see everyone’s hard work paying off with the continuation of these new developments.”