A £2m affordable housing scheme in Great Gonerby has been completed.
Built by Loughborough-based contractor and developer, William Davis Ltd, Highfield Mews comprises 18 homes and bungalows for rent or shared ownership. The homes were built to address housing needs identified by South Kesteven District Council and Great Gonerby Parish Council.
A joint venture between William Davis, Waterloo Housing Group and South Kesteven District Council, Highfield Mews provides 12 homes for rent, including four bungalows, and six houses for part-buy/part-rent through shared ownership. Two of the bungalows have wheelchair access and level access shower rooms.
Stephen Fisher, business development manager at William Davis said: “At a time when demand for housing in the UK is outstripping supply, it is particularly pleasing to complete the transformation of this former agricultural land into high quality homes. A significant development for this desirable rural location, we wish all the new residents at Highfield Mews every happiness in their new homes.”
Mandy Gee, partnerships project officer for South Kesteven District Council, added: “This development is absolutely wonderful. I’m really impressed with the size of the homes and the quality of the build. A lot of work went into tailoring the homes to suit people’s needs in the local area, and the results are clear for all to see.”
The new homes, a mix of two, three, four and five bedroom properties, have been built in keeping with the existing environment and feature stone corbelling to corner brickwork and gabled porch ways. A balancing pond has also been included at the development’s entrance.
Anthony Riley, group director of development and operations at Waterloo Housing Group, said: “The key benefit of affordable rural homes like these is in helping people of all age groups stay living in their community, supporting village life.”
Highfield Mews benefited from £438,000 investment from the Homes and Communities Agency.
Pictured from left are Mandy Gee, partnerships project officer, South Kesteven District Council; Blake Hutchinson, Chairman of Great Gonerby Parish Council; Antony Riley, group director of development and operations, Waterloo Housing Association; Stephen Fisher, business development manager, William Davis Ltd and Graham Dobbs, head of Midlands North, Homes and Communities. Photo: STEVE HODGKIN / Credit - CHADWICKS