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Affordable Housing Boost for Bradninch in Devon

One of the new affordable homes in Bradninch, Devon
Lucy Alford

Lucy Alford moved into her new family home at Easter.

Families in Bradninch, Devon, are benefitting from a boost in affordable housing following the completion of 15 new homes on the Duchy of Cornwall estate. The sustainable development led by the Guinness Partnership with local agent Hawkcrest Land Ltd. and C G Fry & Son Ltd. features 11 two-bedroom houses, three three-bedroom houses and one four-bedroom house. All have been let to tenants from the local area with the aim of helping to meet the pressing need for more affordable rental properties.

One of the new residents who got keys to their property at Easter is Lucy Alford and her partner Callum. Lucy said: “We absolutely love our new home. It’s my partner’s and my first home together, so it means the world to us. We’ve got a little one on the way in June too, so the fact it’s got two bedrooms is a real bonus, and the help and support we’ve been given has been great.”

Rebecca Luke also recently moved in. She added: “We’re so happy here – our old house was damp and draughty and this is the first time we’ve had a proper enclosed garden that’s safe for our daughter, Ava, to play in. She really loves it, she’s besotted with her new bedroom and our neighbours are lovely too – we’re incredibly grateful.”

New affordable housing in Bradninch

The new houses are built to a high standard with a focus on sustainability. All are heated with special pumps, which absorb heat from the outside air to create a far more efficient heating and hot water system than conventional boilers and radiators. The exteriors are detailed with a mixture of brick, render and slate-tiled facades to give the development a traditional look and feel.

Deputy Duchy Land Steward, Tom Stratton said: "The Duchy of Cornwall readily supports the provision of high-quality, sustainable and affordable housing. These new properties in Bradninch have all been let to local families through the Guinness Partnership and we're proud to have assisted in the project."

The Guinness Partnership is a not-for-profit housing association founded 125 years ago to improve people’s lives by providing as many high quality affordable homes as possible. Development Director, Stephen Lodge, has been leading the project in Bradninch. He said: “We are delighted to be delivering these brand new affordable homes to people who need them.We have a proud track record of working with our partners to deliver high quality homes, and we’re extremely grateful to the Homes and Communities Agency, Mid Devon District Council, the Duchy of Cornwall and Hawkcrest and C.G. Fry & Son for their commitment and support.”

Kevin Murch, Construction Director at C G Fry & Son said: “C G Fry & Son are delighted to have been part of this project with The Guinness Partnership which will provide much-needed affordable homes to the local community.” The company won a 'Considerate Constructors' Scheme Award for the site.

 

New affordable housing in Bradninch

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