Affordable homes for rent

Posted on: 23 May 2017

A high quality scheme providing much needed affordable rental housing has been officially opened in Cullompton.  South Western Housing Society and Mid Devon District Council celebrated the opening of 24 new homes in the Town on Thursday 18 May 2017.

Developed in partnership with the District Council, and built by Halsall Construction, the scheme consists of:

  • 10 three bedroom houses and 6 two bedroom houses for rent; and
  • 4 three bedroom houses and 4 two bedroom houses sold as  50% shared ownership

The official opening was conducted by Bob Chapman, Chair of South Western Housing Society, with speeches given by Councillor Ray Stanley, Mid Devon District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Housing, Donna Johnson the CEO of South Western Housing Society and Patrick Kneafsey, Operations Manager for Halsall Construction, who built the scheme.

Some of the Society’s new tenants joined the development partners and guests at the opening and they commenced moving into their new homes on 22 May 2017; all having a connection to the District of Mid Devon.

Bob Chapman said: “We’re pleased to have worked in partnership with Mid Devon District Council on this development and we look forward to continuing our work with the Council to provide many more homes over the coming years in the area”.

Councillor Stanley added: “The Council is committed to providing affordable housing for those who need modern homes to rent and  has made significant investments in housing and schemes like this which are really important for Mid Devon, providing affordable housing to meet local need. Working in partnership with housing associations such as South Western Housing Society is key to delivering new affordable homes in the District and these quality properties will be a boost to the rental market for local people”.

To be eligible for these properties, applicants needed to be registered on Devon Homefinder and required a local connection to the Mid Devon area.

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