Colyton affordable homes scheme opened

Affordable homes opened in Colyton

A �2.6million affordable homes scheme has been formally opened in Colyton.

The 20 much-needed properties, at Seaway Head, have been built by Hastoe Wyvern Housing Association on a site generously provided by landowners Jan Brand and Simon Holmes.

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) provided the bulk of the cost – some �1.5 million - with Hastoe paying the rest.

Colyton parish and East Devon district councils also helped with the project.

Speaking at their official unveiling last week, Steve Jackson, HCA area manager, said: “It’s great to be able to celebrate the completion of these much-needed and very welcome homes for local people in Colyton.

“Both the parish and district councils have been working to meet the needs of local people – and I am sure that people with families in Colyton will see this development as a real boost.”

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Sue Chalkley, chief executive at Hastoe added: “There was tremendous interest in these homes, with over 100 potential applicants.

“We are thrilled to have been able to work with everyone involved to deliver family homes for local people.”

District council communities spokeswoman Jill Elson said: “Providing affordable homes is at the top of our corporate priorities and this reflects the seriousness with which the council takes this issue.”

“There are many second homes in East Devon, which pushes up house prices and makes it more difficult for local people to find a place of their own to rent or buy. I’m delighted that we are able to offer homes like Seaway Head to the people who most need them.”