A total of 170 new affordable homes are scheduled to be delivered across Uttlesford with partner organisations before the end of 2018.
The district council’s projects include Phases 1 and 2 of the redevelopment of Reynolds Court sheltered accommodation in Newport which will provide 41 new homes. (Autumn completion.)
Hatherley Court in Saffron Walden is being modernised and expanded to provide 26 flats suitable for modern living and a ground-floor day room. (Autumn completion.)
Cornell Court, the district’s first Independent Living housing scheme, is being built as part of a wider housing development at Radwinter Road in Saffron Walden.
It will provide 73 one and two-bedroom apartments. (some for rent and some for shared ownership) with 24 hour emergency care and support on site. (Autumn completion)
Work has started on the development of two homes and a purpose-built, wheelchair-adapted bungalow for a local family on land in Sheds Lane, Saffron Walden (June completion.)
Four council homes are being constructed on land at Frambury Lane, Newport, and eight new-built properties have been purchased at Walden Road, Radwinter.
Three of the properties have been completed and let to tenants and the remaining will be ready to let shortly.
In addition to these projects the Council has started work to bring empty homes back into use, is developing the ‘Well Homes; initiative.
This is aimed at improving the living standards of residents living in private properties and assisting vulnerable groups in poor uality housing through a range of rants.
Cllr Julie Redfern said: “Affordability is a big issue in Uttlesford and the quality of life here means the demand for housing remains high.
“This is why housing is such an integral part of what the council does and why we are looking to address the issue in lots of different ways.
“These include making the most of the land the council already owns, developing new sites for housing, working with our housing association partners and acquiring affordable homes built by others.
Providing safe and warm homes which people can afford is a key objective.”
Press release: Uttlesford District Council 24/01/2018