Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR Housing) and Shropshire Council is proud to announce the completion of a new development of homes for affordable rent and shared ownership in the picturesque village of Whittington, located in North Shropshire. This new development aims to address the urgent need for affordable housing for those most in need in the Shropshire area.

The development consists of 24 houses and bungalows, offering a variety of 1, 2, and 3-bedroom properties for affordable rent and shared ownership, all equipped with off-road parking. These homes provide high-quality, affordable housing options for individuals with a local connection to the village. Designed with input from a community-led group, the homes feature a charming cottage-like aesthetic, complete with green decorative windows and doors that complement the surrounding area.

The launch event was attended by STAR Housing staff, members of the local community-led group, representatives from Shropshire Council, the STAR Housing Board, Harper Group (the chosen contractor), and parish councillors. This gathering highlighted the collaborative effort that brought this project to fruition.

Harpreet Rayet, Managing Director of STAR Housing, emphasised the community's importance in the Hill Top Close Development, saying:

 " This development is a milestone in our development programme and an example of STAR Housing’s commitment to building community lead rural affordable housing developments. The development consists of 24 homes that offer a range of housing options suitable for people with a local connection to Whittington, and the aesthetic reflects the charm and character of the surrounding area.”

“Our commitment to the community is central to this development, as demonstrated through the Local Lettings Policy, which prioritises local people for these new homes. Our ongoing engagement with the community-led group, including decisions on the development's aesthetic aspects, further shows our goal to not only meet the demand for housing but also to enhance the fabric of our community."

“Our engagement with the local community was vital to the project's success, and we will continue to prioritise community engagement in all our future projects. I look forward to seeing the positive impact of these new homes on the local community”

Councillor Dean Carroll, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet for Housing and Assets added:

“I am delighted to see the completion of this new development for affordable rent and shared ownership in Whittington.

“The development demonstrates how STAR Housing and Shropshire Council is committed to working in partnership with the council and the local community to deliver housing that meets the needs and aspirations of the people of Shropshire.

“Housing developments like the Hill Top Close development is another step forward in our vision to increase the supply and choice of affordable housing in rural areas, where the need is greatest and to ensure that people have access to the right homes in the right place.”

STAR Housing and Shropshire Council is thrilled to introduce these new homes, with the hope that they will provide comfortable and long-lasting residences for families.


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