Developments #26 | Update on projects across the UK

Developments #26 | Update on projects across the UK

PHPD’s regular whistle-stop tour around the UK, looking at the latest ‘developments’ on new-build developments.

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Morris Property
(L-R) Robin Morris from Morris Property and Richard Cambray from Picardy Land and Development

Morris Property and Hortons Estate | Young’s Piece, Pontesbury, Shropshire
Two family businesses, Morris Property and Hortons Estate, have come together to deliver 17 homes in Pontesbury, Shropshire. Work has started to build 17 two-, three- and four-bedroom detached and semi-detached houses on a prime elevated site in the Shropshire Hills. The project is due to take 12 months to complete.

The rural development, known as Young’s Piece, features 11 house type variations.

Robin Morris, Chairman of Morris Property, commented: “We are delighted to be involved in this project as we share the same vision for this site which is now coming to fruition. We are sure it will prove popular with families looking to move to a rural location which is also within easy reach of Shrewsbury.” Find out more…


Living Space HousingLiving Space Housing | Pixiefields, Herefordshire
Solihull-based Living Space Housing has acquired a six-acre development site in Cradley, on the outskirts of Malvern, Herefordshire, in conjunction with leading affordable housing provider Stonewater.

The site has planning approval for 51 brand-new two-, three- and four-bedroom family homes, together with a new playground. 25 of the homes will be for sale on the open market, 12 for shared ownership and 14 of the properties have been designated as affordable homes for rent. To be known as Pixiefields, which the site has always been known as, the mixed-tenure development is in a sought-after rural location benefitting from dramatic views over the Malvern Hills. Find out more…


Blenheim Estate HomesBlenheim Estate Homes | Park View, East Woodstock
Park View phase one consists of one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes for sale. It is the first development undertaken by Blenheim Estate Homes that incorporates the principles of Landowner Legacy – which recognises local landowners have a social, economic and moral responsibility to deliver developments of which its local community can be proud.

Dominic Hare, CEO of Blenheim Palace, said: “We were delighted with the positive responses towards Park View we received from both potential home-owners and local people. We’re committed to enhancing our communities and creating long-term developments we can all be proud of, and that people will want to live in.” Find out more…


Skipton PropertiesSkipton Properties | The Bridge, West Yorkshire
Skipton Properties has appointed Spicerhaart Part Exchange & Assisted Move as assisted move partners on The Bridge, a development in Haworth, West Yorkshire featuring two, three-and four-bedroom stone-built homes.

Caroline Verity, Sales, Marketing & Design Director at Skipton Properties said that, in the current market, being able to offer potential buyers the peace of mind that they will be able to sell their current home is vital. She noted: “We have always offered an assisted move service, because ensuring we can help our customers sell their current home, stress-free and on time has always been hugely important to us. But as we get busier, we are no longer able to provide this service in house, so we have brought in Spicerhaart to ensure our customers sell their homes when we are ready to exchange on ours.” Find out more…


A computer-generated image of how the homes in Great Blakenham will look

Bellway | Beaumont Green, near Ipswich
Bellway has announced that construction has passed the halfway mark on its Beaumont Green development near Ipswich. The company is building 128 new houses at the development, off Portland Way, in the village of Great Blakenham. The development forms part of a wider neighbourhood which includes the regeneration of a former cement works and the opening of a village shop.

Jenny Walker, Head of Sales for Bellway Essex, said: “Construction work has been progressing well at Beaumont Green and it is really pleasing to have passed the halfway mark at this lovely development. We’re working hard to meet the growing need for new housing in this part of Suffolk and we’ve seen many first-time buyers choosing to make their home here. The availability of the Help to Buy scheme has been a massive factor in helping many people to afford their new home.” Find out more…


Hayfield | Bedfordshire
Solihull-headquartered Hayfield has secured two development sites in Bedfordshire, in order to deliver 200 luxury new homes, with a combined GDV of £82m. The first site is over 14 acres, situated in Silsoe. Planning is in place for 68 private luxury houses, constructed in red and buff brick and render, together with 37 homes for Orbit Housing Association, including apartments, maisonettes and family houses.

Hayfield’s second Bedfordshire scheme is a 12 acre site in the village of Clifton. 62 houses will be sold on the open market and 33 delivered for Hightown Housing Association. As with the Silsoe scheme, the new homes will be constructed in red and buff brick and render and there will be a retained ecological pathway running through the centre of the site.


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