Work begins on affordable homes in Colne

Work has begun by Hastoe, the leading rural affordable housing specialist, to build new affordable homes which for those with a Colne connection.

The much-needed scheme will provide 10 new high-quality, sustainable homes for rent and two homes for sale on the open market.

In an event to mark the occasion, Huntingdonshire District Council Chairman Councillor Peter Bucknell joined with Hastoe to turn the first ground for the development.

Councillor Peter Bucknell said: “I’m very pleased to see another ‘Rural Exception’ site moving forward.”

“These schemes are designed to help rural communities where it is often difficult for local people to access housing given today’s high prices. People who might otherwise have to move away from the village will now have an opportunity to apply for these homes.”

“This has been the product of a lot hard work and I would like to thank everyone involved for their efforts to get us to this stage.”

Hastoe Development Manager for the East Ulrike Maccariello said: “The sod turning marks an important milestone in the journey of this housing scheme.”

“Hastoe has worked in close consultation with the local community for a long time to determine their housing need and find an appropriate site for these homes.”

“We are committed to supporting the residents of Colne by providing affordable, environmentally sustainable homes. These homes will enable residents to remain in the village where they live, work or have family ties and will help ensure that the local community can continue to flourish.”

Hastoe are a member of the Rural Housing Alliance