Work in Wootton gets underway
Work on a brand-new development from leading housing provider Stonewater and supported by South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) called St Georges Fields in Wootton, is now officially underway.
Stonewater plans to build 55 much needed affordable homes, as well as a play area for the people of South Northamptonshire. The developer for the project, Morris Homes, is constructing the homes as part of a larger development that is bringing a total of 380 homes to the area.
This is the second scheme that Stonewater and Morris Homes have partnered on in the last year, as the two organisations also began work on another affordable housing scheme in nearby Wixams last summer. St Georges Fields will feature 15 shared ownership homes, ranging from two to three-bedrooms.
This type of scheme is often a more affordable option for aspiring owners looking to get on the property ladder, as it gives Stonewater customers the opportunity to buy a share between 25 and 75 percent and pay rent on the remaining share.
Upon completion there will also be 40 homes available for affordable rent, which will include a mix of one-bedroom maisonettes, two-bedroom flats and two to four-bedroom houses, to meet the local housing demands for both individuals and families.
Wootton has great transport links and is located just four miles from Northampton train station, with direct links to London and Birmingham. This makes it a great location for commuters who wish to stay in close proximity of family members already living in Wootton.
Chris Montague, Director of Development (East) at Stonewater, said: “We’re pleased to be working closely with Morris Homes and SNC to help tackle the local housing shortage. By bringing a mix of homes to the area – in terms of the number of bedrooms each home has – we are ensuring we are able to help as many people as possible to have the opportunity to have a place that they can call home and meet their housing needs.”
Neil Gibbs, Partnership Housing Manager at Morris Homes, said: “The relationship we have with all of our Registered Providers is excellent and indeed working again with Stonewater not only cements our relationship with them but proves that the quality we provide to Registered Providers is very desirable.”
Cllr Karen Cooper, SNC’s portfolio holder for wellbeing, said: “Wootton is the best of both worlds. You have a strategic location which opens up a wide range of employment options, all within easy reach of the leisure pursuits, fresh air and green spaces South Northamptonshire is famous for.
“It is a popular place to live and we are very glad that in this market Stonewater and Morris Homes are able to provide much needed affordable homes.”