More low cost homes for Axminster

PUBLISHED: 06:59 23 February 2015

Pictured at the new homes are (l to r) Justin Cartwright (Sanctuary), Cllr Steph Jones, Cllr Douglas Hull, Helen Harding-Bentley, Rebecca Hare-Scott (Sanctuary), Cllr Jill Elson and Paul Lowe, EDDC housing enabling officer.

Pictured at the new homes are (l to r) Justin Cartwright (Sanctuary), Cllr Steph Jones, Cllr Douglas Hull, Helen Harding-Bentley, Rebecca Hare-Scott (Sanctuary), Cllr Jill Elson and Paul Lowe, EDDC housing enabling officer.

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Ten new properties already allocated to local families

Ten more affordable homes have been completed in Axminster.

They represent the third and final phase of a joint 34-property low-cost housing scheme between Sanctuary Housing and East Devon District Council.

Two empty council properties in Bonners Glen were demolished to make way for the latest development.

All the homes meet sustainability guidelines which encourage the efficient use of energy, reducing domestic household bills for the occupants.

As well as providing starter and family homes, the development also provides two ground-floor, one-bedroom flats for individuals with mobility difficulties.

All the affordable properties have been completed and are already occupied by local people.

Councillor Jill Elson, East Devon District Council’s cabinet member for sustainable homes and communities, said: “Working in partnership on schemes like this has made it possible for us to deliver additional affordable homes to those in greatest housing need in the district.

“I am delighted that this third phase of our successful partnership working with Sanctuary Housing has now been completed and that we have the joint satisfaction of knowing that 10 more much-needed homes have been provided in Axminster.”

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