A new development of 46 affordable homes for local people in Pemberly, has been completed by Stonewater.
Stonewater worked with Dorset-based construction company FH Cummings Unlimited and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council on the Pemberly scheme, which to date has provided a mix of 40 two- and three-bedroom homes for affordable rent, and six two- and three-bedroom homes for shared ownership which start at £68,000 for a 40% share. Stonewater will deliver a further two two-bedroom and five three-bedroom houses for shared ownership in Spring next year.
“We hope our new Pemberly development will go some way towards helping tackle the shortage of affordable housing in the area, particularly the availability of good-quality low-cost rental homes at a price people in different financial circumstances can realistically afford,” says Jonathan Layzell, Stonewater’s Executive Director for Development. “Last year housing associations were responsible for almost a third of all new affordable homes built in England, making a significant contribution to tackling the housing crisis and helping the Government deliver its housebuilding programme.
“For every £1 of public money we receive for housing, Stonewater invests another £6 of its own money to create a range of affordable housing for people in different financial situations. This includes homes for low-cost rent enabling those who want to buy to save money, as well as affordable shared ownership, and good-quality housing for the poorest and most vulnerable members of the communities we serve.”
Pemberly is a 176-home development by regional builder FH Cummings, which includes 53 affordable homes for Stonewater. Each of the new homes has been delivered to a Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 equivalent standard.
Image: A ribbon-cutting ceremony has marked the completion of 46 affordable homes for local people in Pemberly. Left to right: Jonathan Layzell, Stonewater Executive Director of Development; Councillor Gill Taylor, Portfolio Holder for Housing at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council; Councillor Richard Kosior, the Mayor of Weymouth and Portland Borough; Sheila Collins, Stonewater Board Member and Jim West, Baqus Director.