The site on the former Bengeo Nurseries, to the northwest of desirable market town Hertford, is an important opportunity to respond to an acute local need.
Hertford’s existing stock of 2,500 affordable housing is comparatively low, and we are pleased to be collaborating on a site with a substantial proportion of social housing (40% of the 52 homes overall).
Bengeo Nurseries will include a range of property sizes to accommodate a variety of households. The local council have established the mix of social housing to best meet their needs.
This site, located opposite the local primary school, will be ideal for local families who would otherwise be priced out of their hometown. We already know that demand for the shared ownership units well outstrips supply: in 2020 there were over 580 eligible applicants registered with the local HomeBuy Agent and few other developments set to come available in the area.