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New affordable homes launched

Wednesday 13 April 2022

Over 100 new affordable homes have been launched as part of Croudace Homes' new development west of Thieves Lane.

The new homes are being marketed for East Herts District Council by Network Homes, with 71 properties available for rent and 31 for shared ownership.

David Gooch, Network Homes’ Executive Director of Development, and Cllr Peter Boylan, East Herts Executive Member for Neighbourhoods, officially opened a new marketing suite at the development on Monday 11th April.

Network Homes’ 102 affordable properties are a part of a Section 106 agreement with Croudace Homes and will be a mixture of one and two-bedroom apartments, and two, three, and four-bedroom houses. Residents will be able to move into the new homes from April 2022 to June 2024.

The homes are part of the Blakemore Manor development of 254 properties, a major extension to Sele Farm. The green field site became available for development following the adoption of the East Herts District Plan in 2018, and is one of a number of projects aiming to satisfy projected local housing needs for the next 10 to 15 years.

David Gooch said: "I'm really pleased to be marking this important milestone in the delivery of these affordable homes for people in Hertford. It shows our continued commitment to investing in the Sele Farm neighbourhood area and supports us in our strategic aim of building homes in East Hertfordshire for those in housing need."

Cllr Peter Boylan, said: "East Herts Council is committed to working with Network Homes and others to deliver much-needed, high-quality affordable homes to rent and buy as good quality housing is important to the health and wellbeing of our residents. The council’s commitment to affordable housing, whether social rent, affordable rent or for purchase, forms the backbone of our new housing strategy to be presented to Council on 11 May and is supported by the Sele Neighbourhood Plan. I look forward to welcoming local people and their families into their new homes over the coming months."

The development will be served by a new bus service connecting Hertford to Welwyn Garden City. The hourly service will stop at Hertford Bus Station, Hertford North Rail Station, Sele Farm, Black Fan Road in Welwyn Garden City and Welwyn Garden City Bus Station.

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