We are celebrating the completion of 29 new affordable homes in Oswestry, St Martins and Highley.

The developments have been designed by DJD Architects and built by national contractor Speller Metcalfe on five brownfield sites previously used for garages as well as a piece of disused land.

The high quality homes consist of a mixture of bungalows, houses and flats. The majority of these will be available to rent through choice-based lettings agency, Shropshire Homepoint. One home will be for sale on a shared ownership basis and two will be for sale on the open market.

Higley new build bungalow

New build bungalows in Highley.

Of the new homes, Jason O’Donoghue, Development Manager for STAR Housing, said:

“We’re really pleased that these developments are now complete, as they provide much-needed affordable homes for local people.

“The mixture of new homes that have been built help meet the housing needs of a wide range of people, in different circumstances and at different stages of their lives.

"It’s also great that these previously unused and unloved sites have been brought back into use and now benefit the local communities.

"We continue to strive to increase the supply of quality affordable homes in Shropshire and we plan to build more around the county as part of our Affordable Housing Programme.”

Commenting on the benefits of the new housing development to the local community, Steve Speller, joint owner of Speller Metcalfe, said:

“Not only has this scheme provided additional housing for the area, the development itself has brought employment for local sub-contractors and suppliers from across the county.”

Around £260,000 of the money used to build these homes was awarded as part of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) Affordable Housing Programme – a £3 billion fund to increase the number of affordable homes built in England.

To learn more about our new build development program, go to new build developments