Lifelong neighbours move into new development
11 March 2016
Two of these families are very pleased to still be neighbours after living on the same street for 11 years and moving from within the village to Bower Farm on the same day.
A Community Led Project Board was set up here in 2014 to combat the issue of a lack of good quality, affordable housing, therefore all new tenants must have a local connection to the area, ensuring that the local residents and families can stay within St Martin's and are not 'priced out' of the rural market. The new residents also benefit from our award winning repairs, gas and maintenance services as well as a dedicated local housing team.
Deborah, who moved at the same time as neighbour and lifelong friend Leanne, said: "It's very comforting to know that our neighbours are good, friendly people. It's takes a bit of the pressure off moving, knowing we are already part of a great rural community but still having the newly built family sized home."
Deborah has twin daughters who are in the same class as Leanne's daughter and her older daughter is in the same class as another neighbour Christina's daughter. Moving together has meant that the children feel comfortable with the move and what better way to settle into their new street than to play out on the nearby field with their friends and neighbours.
Other new residents, Connor and Chloe are also excited about their new house. Chloe said: "Our home is lovely and we are so excited to settle in and get to know everyone. Our daughter Maisy-Louise is very excited about flying her kite on the field!"
We also have six shared ownership properties available for those wishing to buy a share in their own home with this development which has so far generated over £9 million to the local economy and created over 80 jobs including four apprenticeship opportunities.