Key homes

PUBLISHED: 12:16 10 February 2006 | UPDATED: 21:40 28 May 2010

Some of the homes

Some of the homes

NENE Housing Society s latest developments in March were subject to public scrutiny on Friday when the society staged an open day. It gave potential buyers and residents the chance to look around the final few available properties in Riverbank Close, Gaul

NENE Housing Society's latest developments in March were subject to public scrutiny on Friday when the society staged an open day.

It gave potential buyers and residents the chance to look around the final few available properties in Riverbank Close, Gaul Road.

Properties include bungalows and houses, with between two and four bedrooms, which can be acquired through outright sale or shared ownership, for the first step on to the property ladder, or rented.

Six properties have been designed to cater for wheelchair users and have features such as adjustable kitchen work surfaces, wheelchair-width doors and level access showers.

A further six bungalows have been designed for older, more mobile residents.

Kevin Devlin, who uses a mobility scooter, is one of the first people to move in.

He said: "I was nominated by Fenland District Council as a suitable candidate to move into one of the properties and am delighted to have been accepted.

"The new house will allow me to use my scooter inside to manoeuvre around. Nene worked with me to identify my housing needs and offered me a home which meets all my requirements."

Meg Lewis, marketing manager at Nene Housing, said: "This is an exciting development which is providing local people, as well as key workers, with an excellent opportunity to join the housing ladder.

"Nene is helping to meet housing need in the area through providing opportunities for Fenland residents to buy their first home.

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