Celebrating the completion of new affordable homes in Whittington

14/05/2024 – Permanent link Related topics: Housing

Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR ​​Housing) and Shropshire Council are pleased to announce the completion of a new development of affordable rental and shared ownership homes in the picturesque village of Whittington.

This new development aims to meet the urgent need for affordable homes for those most deprived in the Shropshire region.

The development consists of 24 houses and bungalows, offering a variety of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom properties for affordable rental and shared ownership, all equipped with on-site parking. These homes offer high-quality and affordable living options for people with a local connection to the village. Designed with input from a community-led group, the homes have a charming cottage-style aesthetic, complete with green decorative windows and doors that complement the surroundings.

The launch event was attended by STAR Housing staff, members of the local community led group, representatives from Shropshire Council, STAR Housing Board, Harper Group (the chosen contractor) and parish councillors. This meeting emphasized the joint effort that brought this project to a successful conclusion.

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Hilltop Nearby, Whittington

Harpreet Rayet, Managing Director of STAR Housing, highlighted the importance of the community in the development of Hill Top Close, saying:

“This development is a milestone in our development program and an example of STAR Housing’s commitment to building community-led, affordable housing projects in rural areas. The development consists of 24 homes offering a range of living options suitable for those with a local connection to Whittington, and the aesthetics reflect the charm and character of the area.

“Our community involvement is central to this development, as evidenced by the local rental policy, which prioritises local people for these new homes. Our continued involvement with the community-led group, including decisions on the aesthetic aspects of the development, further demonstrates our goal of not only meeting housing demand, but also improving the fabric of our community.

“Our involvement with the local community was essential to the success of the project, and we will continue to prioritize community involvement in all our future projects. I look forward to seeing the positive impact these new homes have on the local community.”

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Hilltop Nearby, Whittington

Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council’s cabinet member for housing and assets, added:

“I am delighted to see the completion of this new affordable rental and shared ownership development in Whittington.

“The development demonstrates how STAR Housing and Shropshire Council are committed to working in partnership with the council and local community to deliver housing that meets the needs and aspirations of the people of Shropshire.

“Housing developments such as the Hill Top Close development are another step forward in our vision to increase the supply and choice of affordable housing in rural areas where the need is greatest and ensure people have access to the right homes in the right place. ”

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Hilltop Nearby, Whittington

STAR Housing and Shropshire Council are delighted to introduce these new homes, hoping they will provide comfortable and sustainable homes for families.