Shared ownership key element of new housing scheme officially opened in March by Circle Housing
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A housing scheme providing 31 affordable homes in March has been officially opened.
Anne Brighton, managing director of housing association Circle Housing Roddons, formally opened the development of 29 houses and two bungalows in Grounds Avenue.
Twenty-two of the homes, which range from two to four bedrooms, are for affordable rent and nine of the properties are for shared ownership.
She said: “On behalf of Circle Housing Roddons, I am pleased and excited to officially open Grounds Avenue. We are proud of our continued partnership with Fenland District Council and Lovell as we build high-quality homes and communities that are great places to live.”
Achieving Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, the modern and energy-efficient properties were built by affordable housing developer Lovell.
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Representatives from Circle Housing Roddons and Lovell joined residents for the celebrations and to look round the development which was designed by The Design Partnership architectural practice in Chatteris.
Lovell regional director Tony Tann said: “Our team is very proud to have helped deliver this new development in March, not only undertaking the construction but also assisting with sourcing the land and obtaining planning permission. The scheme has created modern and attractive affordable homes, as well as shared ownership properties enabling residents to take their first steps on to the housing ladder.”
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Properties were built to the Lifetime Homes standard ensuring they are flexible and can be adapted to residents’ changing needs. The housing scheme has been designed with security in mind, meeting national Secured by Design standards. Homes incorporate sustainable features including heat recovery ventilation systems which reduce energy consumption by reusing ‘waste’ heat.