Village brothers stay close thanks to new homes
21 December 2015
Ted and Peter Penrose were 'born and bred' in the village of St Martins, and have leapt at the chance of a new home in the village, on the Trust's second phase of homes at Bower Farm, adjacent to Stan's supermarket.
The brothers have been living in private rented accommodation, and are looking forward to moving into their new homes, having picked up the keys on Friday. Ted and Peter say that they used to play football on the site of the new homes when they were young, so it's great to be now living there.
About living so close to his brother, Ted said: "It'll be fun to live so close together; he's doing the tea first though!"
Peter said about his new home: "It's a fantastic house and great that the garden already has a shed as I can keep my paint in there, although the lovely, fresh paint in the new house has saved me a job!"
Sarah Bradshaw, Project Manager for the Trust, said: "Working with CGL construction, we will have supplied 31 new homes for the village by the end of January, providing modern, energy-efficient and affordable homes that enable people to stay in this rural village, with the knock-on effect of supporting the local community and amenities."
The Trust is also building six shared ownership homes for those wishing to buy a share in their own home. The Trust has worked with a Community Project Board to tackle the issue of a lack of good quality affordable housing in the village and to ensure that the homes built suit the requirements of those who are looking for a home.
The new homes on this development will have generated over £9 million pounds to the economy, and created over 80 jobs including 4 apprenticeship opportunities.