Thirteen new affordable homes have been completed in Hoddesdon, thanks to a partnership between B3Living, Broxbourne Borough Council and the Homes and Communities Agency.
Thirteen new affordable homes have been completed in Hoddesdon, thanks to a partnership between housing association B3Living, Broxbourne Borough Council and the Homes and Communities Agency.
The development consists of 8 three-bed and 5 two-bed houses. The properties have been designed and constructed to fit in with the surrounding area, using traditional materials combined with modern detailing.
The highly insulated homes, which are built at a level 4 for sustainable homes, help keep residents’ energy bills and running costs down. They also include the installation of photo voltaic (solar) panels to generate “free” electricity for residents use.
New River Close resident Lorna Bayliss, 40, said: “The house is absolutely wonderful inside and out. It’s built to high standards and my garden is beautiful. Everyone one at B3Living has been helpful and made moving in a pleasure. The area is nice and peaceful and my neighbours are lovely too. I couldn’t have picked a more perfect house for me.”
The £1.75m development was funded by a B3Living private investment of £ £970,000 a £585,000 contribution by Broxbourne Borough Council, with the remaining £195,000 secured from government grants from the Homes and Communities Agency.
Sandra Royer, Chair of the B3Living board, said: “This project shows how we tackle the difficult problem of regeneration in an occupied neighbourhood, by working together with local residents to secure an outcome that meets their needs their as much as possible.”
Broxbourne’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Community Development, Councillor Paul Seeby, said: “I would like to commend B3Living for bringing forward this development of family homes for local people. I am confident this partnership will continue to flourish and I look forward to other schemes coming forward in the years to come.”
A launch was held on Monday 13th July to officially open the site with representatives from B3Living and Broxbourne Council present.