We are in the process of clearing a site at Little Downham, near Ely, to build 27 new affordable family homes.
We are working with Lindum Group to build the new homes, which will be a mix of private sale, shared ownership and affordable rent with two, three and four-bedrooms.
Planning permission for the new homes was granted by East Cambridgeshire District Council and allows for three more homes than originally planned.
Executive Director of Development & Growth, Sarah Ireland is pleased the Little Downham development is starting. “Providing affordable homes in this area is extremely important” she said. “The average house costs around £350k to buy, a price tag which is, sadly, out of the reach for many local families.”
Lindum Commercial Manager Steve Angus said “We are pleased Lindim has a solid relationship with Accent. We have worked together before on a similar site which proved to be a very successful project for everyone involved.”
Mr Angus added “following on from that work, we have been working closely with Accent to develop the design and submit the necessary planning applications before being awarded the contract to build the new homes in December. We will use our own operatives, but we will also be working with suppliers and subcontractors in the local area, so it’s great news for local business. We are expecting to be on site until early summer 2021.”
We have more new homes planned for East Cambridgeshire and neighbouring Huntingdonshire as part of our new development programme to build around 500 homes each year to tackle the national housing crisis.
The new homes have been part-funded by Homes England as part of the Government’s plans to provide more affordable housing for people in housing need.
A number of the homes for rent and shared ownership will be offered to residents with a local connection in partnership with East Cambridgeshire District Council.