A housing association and a private developer have agreed plans to deliver 260 new “affordable” homes in the village of Keresley, near Coventry.
Platform Housing Group is working with Countryside Partnerships on the site, which is located to the North of the city. The project is part of a larger deal for the area where over 500 homes in total will be built.
Kate Ellison, Platform’s director of land, partnerships and business development, said: “We’re delighted to be delivering this much needed affordable housing to the area.
“It’s great to be working with our key partners in Coventry on what will be one of our largest sites to date, bringing a mix of affordable tenures and creating more quality homes.
“Platform is dedicated to continuing this kind of delivery in what is a challenging environment for the sector, and we plan to have started work on around 1,600 homes in total by March 2024.
“I want to extend my thanks to the team at Countryside for their work, as well as our legal colleagues at Devonshires and employer’s agent Walker Pritchard and we look forward to being part of this project alongside them all.”
Adam Sharpe, managing director of Countryside Partnerships South West Midlands, said: “Finalising these deals is a major step forward in bringing 550 much-needed new homes to Keresley, and we’re pleased to be working with Platform Housing Group to build out 260 new affordable homes on their behalf.”
The agreed outline plans will provide options for affordable rented and shared ownership properties, and work is expected to start early next year.
Main image: Artist’s impression of the planned new homes in Keresley
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