New build scheme gives priority to those with a Newton link

New housing at Newton. From left, Kim Brown from Design Partnership, Memory Dengu Neighbourhood Officer at Circle Housing Roddons, Clerk Pat Wilkinson, Chairman John Hoyles and Councillor Mary Young, all from Newton parish Council. ANL-141211-124954001
New housing at Newton. From left, Kim Brown from Design Partnership, Memory Dengu Neighbourhood Officer at Circle Housing Roddons, Clerk Pat Wilkinson, Chairman John Hoyles and Councillor Mary Young, all from Newton parish Council. ANL-141211-124954001
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People with a connection to the village of Newton have been given priority to live in a new development of affordable rented accommodation that’s recently reached completion

Circle Housing Roddons partnered with contractor Burmor Construction to build the two and three bedroom houses and chalets bungalows on the rural exception site. The first phase of the development was completed in time for #HousingDay on 12 November, which aimed to celebrate the positive impact of social housing on thousands of people across the UK.

Members of Newton Parish Council marked the first phase of completion ahead of a formal opening on November 24. To qualify for a rural connection, applicants had to have an active housing application, have either been living or working within the parish for at least one year, have a strong family connection to the parish or have previously been a resident.

Anne Brighton, managing director at Circle Housing Roddons, said: “We’re pleased and excited to be able to offer local Newton residents the chance to live in these fantastic new homes which will provide a solid and secure place to build their lives.”

The spacious new homes have all been installed with solar panels which will significantly reduce residents’ utility bills. All properties have a paved driveway for parking, gardens and built in units throughout for extra storage.

Circle Housing Roddons is also developing 38 new affordable homes in Williams Way, Manea, exclusively for those with a connection to the area. The new development will be known as ‘Cox Way’ and comprise of a mix of two, three and four bedroom houses. Ten of the units will be available for shared ownership and the remaining 28 units will be let for affordable rent. For more information on this development, please contact Circle Housing Roddons on 0800 111 6447.