£6m development to help people affected by the bedroom tax

  • A new affordable housing development aimed to help people affected by the bedroom tax has officially opened.

    One of the UK's largest affordable housing suppliers, Home Group, has unveiled its latest development of 49 homes in Colchester. The homes have been built by Weston Homes and form part of its flagship development, Hawkins Wharf, reports 24dash.

    The 20 one bedroom flats and 29 two bedroom flats have been built to meet level 3 of the code for sustainable homes.     

    Darren Blake, Home Group head of development, said: "We're delighted to have unveiled these new homes today which will help tackle the shortage of affordable rental properties in the area. This £6m investment is the first of three developments Home Group is building in Colchester. As a not for profit housing provider we're committed to building homes for those who need them."

    Bob Weston, CEO of Weston Homes, said: "We are delighted to be working with Home Group to deliver much needed affordable housing to the local area. There is a high demand for one and two bedroom homes in Colchester and it is a real pleasure to work with Home Group to provide a home to those in desperate need for one."    

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