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Impressive new development to provide more affordable homes in Peterborough

Work is continuing at our new development of 67 homes in a Peterborough village.

Due for completion in December 2020, Bluebell Place in Eye Green will provide 17 homes through the Rent to Buy initiative, 19 for affordable rent, 17 for shared ownership and 14 for outright sale.

It is being delivered in partnership with builders Countryside and has been designed by architects rg+p. The new homes will add to the provision of affordable properties in Peterborough, where we already own and manage 1,800 properties in the city alone.

Nick Worboys, our Director of Development and Sales, said: “We’re delighted to see how well work is progressing at this much-needed development, which is now really starting to take shape.

 “We are proud to work in partnership with local authorities and development partners to deliver homes that people want, where they are needed most and I think that’s what we will have achieved with Bluebell Place.

“When complete, the development will offer a mix of homes, across a variety of tenure types that are sorely needed locally.

“I’d like to thank Countryside and Peterborough City Council for their support throughout the journey to this point. We’re now looking forward to seeing it all come to fruition, thanks to the support of Homes England.”

Councillor John Holdich, leader of Peterborough City Council, said: “Across the UK there is a lack of affordable homes, which has led to a national housing crisis.

“Peterborough is no different, however thanks to the efforts of our partners, such as Longhurst Group, we are beginning to turn the tide on this trend. We welcome these homes and in particular, the choice of rent and home ownership options, which are much-needed in our city.”

Glyn Mabey, Managing Director at Countryside Partnerships East Midlands, added: “This is an exciting time for Countryside as we embark on a new journey within the region, following our recent East Midlands office launch.

“Our ambition for Bluebell Place is to meet the increasing demand for affordable housing by providing high quality homes for local families, within easy reach of green space and local amenities.

“We look forward to building on our partnership with Longhurst Group and to see this development transform into a thriving, close-knit community.”

In the main picture, from left to right, are: Chris Parkinson, Head of Sales, Longhurst Group; Clive Pridgeon, Employers Agent, Longhurst Group; Christine Steele,  Development and New Business Manager, Longhurst Group, Max Mutemererwa, Land Buyer, Countryside; Councillor John Holdich MBE, leader of Peterborough City Council; Rob Griffiths, Deputy Chief Executive, Longhurst Group; Councillor Steve Allen, Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Recreation, Peterborough City Council; Tracey Pearson, Project Manager, Longhurst Group and Anne Keogh Housing and Strategic Planning Manager, Peterborough City Council.

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