New affordable homes for villagers open in Fowlmere

09:19 22 July 2014

Steve Morris, BPHA, Cllr. David Bard, chairman south cambs, Deborah Roberts, district cllr for Fowlmere, Lawrence Wragg, chairman of Fowlmere Parish Council, Di Ware, chair of board for Kings Street, Steve Offord, Lovell Developer, Craig Glasper, chief executive of Kings Street

Steve Morris, BPHA, Cllr. David Bard, chairman south cambs, Deborah Roberts, district cllr for Fowlmere, Lawrence Wragg, chairman of Fowlmere Parish Council, Di Ware, chair of board for Kings Street, Steve Offord, Lovell Developer, Craig Glasper, chief executive of Kings Street

Archant

Villagers will be given priority on a new housing scheme which opened last week.

The ten new three and four bedroom houses, which are classified as affordable homes, have been built off Cambridge Road in Fowlmere.

An opening ceremony was held on Thursday, with district councilor Deborah Roberts joining Di Ware, chairman of the King Street Housing Society, which will run the development, to cut the ribbon.

King Street Housing developed the site alongside building firm Lovell. A local lettings agreement has been put in place that will see residents from Fowlmere given priority for homes at The Triangle, followed by people from surrounding villages.

“Rising house prices mean that many young people and families on modest incomes are effectively locked out of the rural housing market and being forced to leave the communities where they have grown up and have their roots,” said King Street housing chief executive Craig Glasper.

“This development will provide local people with high-quality homes they can afford and enable them to carry on living in the area. New affordable housing of this kind also helps ensure the continuing vitality of local communities in the countryside.”

Fowlmere parish councilors joined representatives of South Cambridgeshire District Council to have a look round the new homes at the opening ceremony. Tenants have already begun moving into the new rental homes and some of the shared ownership properties are still available.

Cllr Roberts said the homes had been seven or eight years in the making, and that the district council wanted to provide somewhere for people to live so that they could keep their routes in the village alongside their families and friends.

Tony Tann, regional director of Lovell, added: “It’s very rewarding to have helped deliver this much-needed development of new affordable housing at Fowlmere and great to see residents settling into their new homes.”

For more information on the scheme, visit www.kingstreeths.org.uk.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 17:00
Police across three counties are targeting drivers to break the speed limit

Motorists who make a mockery of speed limits and put other road users in danger are the target of a month-long campaign mounted by police across three counties.

Yesterday, 08:31
Open gardens at last year's Ashwell at Home.

An event packed with entertainment for all the family is taking place on Sunday to celebrate the secret delights of the picturesque village of Ashwell.

Yesterday, 07:00
Stotfold Mill open day attractions

Organisers putting together one of Stotfold Mill’s biggest events of the year are promising thrills galore for all the family this weekend.

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Macmillan mascot.

A cancer charity will join forces with a Royston business to help promote Sun Awareness Week.

”North

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition today E-edition