Hats off as work starts on much-needed affordable homes in Arlesey

Stonewater successfully bid for funding from the Homes and Communities Agency to secure and deliver the new homes which are due for completion by the end of 2015.

Stonewater successfully bid for funding from the Homes and Communities Agency to secure and deliver the new homes which are due for completion by the end of 2015.
“We’re delighted to be partnering with the Council and UK Construction to build these important homes where they are most needed in the community,” says Brian Roebuck, Stonewater East and North Operations Chair. “We believe everyone deserves to live in good-quality affordable homes, but we recognise that this is becoming increasingly difficult for people living in rural communities who cannot afford the high cost of local housing. We hope Albone Avenue goes some way towards helping to address this problem while creating local jobs and boosting the economic vitality of the village.”
All 43 properties which will be well insulated and have gas central heating, will be built to Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes standard. This investment will reduce each property’s carbon emissions and lower the cost of residents’ energy bills. The new homes will all have fully-fitted kitchens and bathrooms with allocated parking.
Central Bedfordshire Chairman Cllr Caroline Maudlin said: “This project fits in with the council’s housing strategy and we are excited to be working with Stonewater on this. One of our key priorities is to make Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work. To achieve this we need quality, affordable homes that serve people’s varying needs and when complete, Albone Avenue will be another step towards helping us to realise our vision.”
Stonewater currently owns 3,110 dwellings in the Bedfordshire area, with 1,054 of these located in Central Bedfordshire.