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Westward starts affordable developments in Plymouth and Cornwall

Westward starts affordable developments in Plymouth and Cornwall

Westward is working with developer Taylor Wimpey to increase the number of affordable homes at a large new estate in Plymouth to 40 properties.

A total of 9 additional Westward homes are now being built at Cherry Tree Gardens to add to 31 affordable homes which were completed in 2015. Of these four are three-bedroom shared ownership homes and five are two and three-bedroom homes for affordable rent.

This is part of a large development of over 200 homes that Taylor Wimpey is building in the area.

Porthpean housing At the same time in the village of Porthpean, near St Austell, in Cornwall, six homes are being built for Westward by Wainhomes. Four are two bedroom homes and two are three bedroom homes all for rent. Both developments should be completed by the end of the year.

Westward Development Manager Chris Duggan said it was great to work with quality developers in areas with high demand from local people for affordable housing.

“Westward is always looking for opportunities to build homes for rent and shared ownership and we were pleased to help both developers meet their planning objectives for inclusion of affordable housing,” he said.

Plymouth City Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Strategic Transport, Housing and Planning said: “We work very hard with developers and housing associations to make sure houses that people can afford to buy or rent are built here in Plymouth. It is great to see progress being made and I look forward to seeing this housing development become homes and a community where families live and thrive.”

These homes will be marketed on Devon Home Choice and Cornwall Home Choice for local people in housing need.