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Grand Union Housing Group to transform disused garage sites

Transformation of disused garage sites

Four former garage sites are set to be transformed into much needed affordable homes as part of plans by Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG) to build more homes in South Northants.

A total of 17 properties, a mix of two-bedroom houses and one-bedroom flats, seven for shared ownership and 10 for affordable rent, will be built on sites in Arbury Banks, Syresham and Middleton Cheney that are becoming increasingly under-occupied and which are often a target for antisocial behaviour and fly-tipping.

Dave Lakin, Head of New Business and Development, said: “After recent budget announcements and despite difficulties facing many housing providers, our commitment to build more homes to meet the increasing demand for high quality affordable homes is as important as ever. By removing these under-utilised garages and building new, sustainable homes in their place, we are not only helping those in housing need but changing the whole look and feel of the areas.”

This is not GUHG’s first garage site to be developed in South Northants; five garages and a compound in Stoke Road, Ashton were replaced by five homes for affordable rent.