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Residents move into their affordable homes in Hertfordshire village

Hightown Housing Association is assisting in reducing the UK housing crisis by providing eleven new homes to the North Herts District Council’s Choice–Based Lettings Scheme.

Hightown tenants have recently moved into the five of the rented houses, with the remaining six apartments due for completion by the summer of 2016.

They are part of a 63-home estate built on a former allotment site in the centre of the Hertfordshire village of Great Offley, which lies between Hitchin and Luton. Under a planning agreement, developers Croudace Homes are including 16 affordable properties in the scheme.  They comprise:

•    Six one-bedroom apartments, four two-bedroom houses and one three-bedroom house for letting through the North Herts District Council’s Choice-Based Lettings scheme.
•    Two three-bedroom houses and three two-bedroom houses for shared ownership sale. People interested in these shared ownership properties will also have to be registered for housing with North Herts District Council.

Hightown Business Development Director George Edkins said: “This is an attractive development which is well-integrated into the village of Great Offley. We’re delighted to have the opportunity to deliver some much-needed affordable homes in this area as we want to help local people who are priced out of the market in their own community.”