Providing high-quality homes for everyone
Construction of a brand-new affordable development in the village of Hanslope in Buckinghamshire, is officially underway.
Social housing provider Stonewater is bringing 42 homes to Hanslope and was joined by members of Milton Keynes Council and its delivery partner Davidsons Homes, to celebrate work on site commencing.
Davidsons Homes is building the homes as part of its larger scheme called The Wheatfields, which is bringing a total of 141 homes to the area. Each home has been designed with Georgian and Victorian style elements so they they slot seamlessly into the traditional backdrop of the village.
Residents will have plenty of green space to enjoy and the ability to hop on a train at Milton Keynes or get on the motorway network and be at your place of work in Milton Keynes, Oxford or even London & Birmingham in a realistic time frame, makes this village in Buckinghamshire an attractive spot for both families and individuals to live.
To meet local housing demand, 35 of the brand-new homes will be available for affordable or social rent in a range of sizes. This includes one-bedroom apartments and two to four-bedroom houses, all with allocated parking.
Average house prices in Buckinghamshire increased one per cent this year. To enable more people in the area to get a foot onto the property ladder, Stonewater is offering seven of the two and three-bedroom homes for shared ownership. Shared ownership is Stonewater’s part-buy part-rent scheme that makes buying a home more affordable.
Chris Montague, Assistant Director of Development (East) at Stonewater, said: “We live in a time whereby half of young people have no chance of ever buying a home, private renters on lower incomes spend an average of 67% of their earnings on rent, and almost 280,000 people in England are homeless. Mixed tenure developments like Stonewater’s in Hanslope are crucial in providing everyone a place that they can call home, no matter their situation.
“Utilising local labour and working with a developer that considers the existing area is pivotal to everything we are trying to achieve at Stonewater. We’re delighted to be bringing these high-quality homes to Buckinghamshire with Davidsons Homes and look forward to seeing the site take shape.”
James Burnham, Managing Director for Davidsons Homes South Midlands, said: “Partnerships between housebuilders and affordable housing providers such as Stonewater are crucial in helping local people get onto the property ladder and find a home to call their own.
“Building work at Hanslope is progressing very well and it’s great to see both private and affordable homes begin to take shape. We’re looking forward to seeing a tightknit community begin to flourish here at The Wheatfields in the months and years to come.”