Platform Housing Group is nearing the completion of an afforable housing development in Lincolnshire.
The housing association will hand over the final keys to homes at Croft Close, Cowbit, near Spalding, at the start of February.
Formerly an agricultural field, the development is Platform’s latest within Lincolnshire, offering a mixture of 32 affordable homes for shared ownership and rent.
The scheme, which began in March 2019, has been made possible by grant funding from Homes England, Recycled Capital Grant Funding, as well as group funds.
Those involved in the new development – whose total cost comes in at around £4.7m – included developer D Brown Building Contractors, South Holland District Council, employers’ agent Thornton and Firkin, and architect Lincs Design.
Jamie Atkins, who moved into his new home on the development in December 2020, said: “I want to say a big thank you to all those who worked on the development, particularly the site manager. My new home is absolutely perfect.
“I have lived in other new builds before moving into Croft Close so was expecting a number of new-home issues.
“However, we have had next to none, and the few slight niggles have been dealt with both swiftly and to an excellent standard. Nothing has been too much trouble.
“Thank you to all those involved and their fantastic service.”
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Jessica Thomas, project manager at Platform Housing Group, said: “These new homes will form a high quality and sustainable affordable housing development that meets the needs of local people. Ensuring people have access to social housing is of vital importance in today’s climate.
“Importantly, the homes are in a rural community which will help to sustain village services in the future.
“The development has proved to be particularly popular with people wanting to own their own homes in the village of Cowbit, where many of them have a connection.
“We look forward to completion of the project and welcoming the remaining residents into their new homes.”
Platform Housing Group, which owns 46,000 homes in total, completed 1448 homes in 2019/20 at an investment of £258m.
The group also built 981 social-rented homes in England during the past two years – more than any other provider.
Image: Platform Housing Group’s Cowbit housing development
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