08 May 2017
Waterloo Housing Group together with its partners, Derbyshire Dales District Council and Westleigh Partnerships, are pleased to announce the start on site of a new development on Chesterfield Road, Matlock which will provide a mix of new homes for shared ownership and affordable rent for local people.
Left to right: Neil Adie, Ian Clyde, Cllr. Lewis Rose (Leader – Derbyshire Dales District Council), Gary Turner (Westleigh Partnerships), Izabel Frenzel (Derbyshire Dales District Council) and Jenny Alcock
To mark this occasion Councillor Lewis Rose, Leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council, dug the first spade of soil.
Work is beginning now on the building of these 58 new homes by Westleigh Partnerships: 24 will be sold as shared ownership (part rent, part purchase) home which will assist local people in gaining access to the home ownership market, and 26 will be to let homes available to local people at affordable rents. A further 8 properties will be retained by Westleigh Partnerships for open market sale.
All the affordable rented homes will be allocated via Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Home Options choice based lettings scheme.
The development will cost £6.8m and has received support from the Homes and Communities Agency in the sum of £1.44m to contribute towards national house building targets for affordable homes.
Left to right: Neil Adie, Gary Turner (Westleigh Partnerships), Izabel Frenzel (Derbyshire Dales District Council), Cllr. Lewis Rose (Leader – Derbyshire Dales District Council), Jenny Alcock, Ian Clyde
Anthony Riley, Waterloo Housing Group’s Director of Development and Operations, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to be working in partnership with Derbyshire Dales District Council and Westleigh Partnerships to deliver these much needed new homes in the Derbyshire Dales”.
Councillor Lewis Rose, Leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council, said:
“We are delighted to be working again with Waterloo Housing Group and Westleigh Partnerships to providing much needed affordable housing for local people to be able to continue to live in the place they call home. This remains a top priority for the District Council.
We are fighting hard to attract additional funding to make these essential developments happen across the Derbyshire Dales, with 63 affordable units planned for 2017/18 and a strong programme from 2019 onwards.”
Gary Turner, Head of Partnerships and Investment at Westleigh, said:
“This is an exciting project which will help to tackle the priority needs for affordable housing in the Matlock area, and we are proud to be working with Waterloo Housing Group and the local authority to bring these plans to fruition.
House price affordability is a real problem in Matlock. This scheme provides an opportunity for couples, young families and older people to secure an affordable home in the town rather than having to move elsewhere. Affordable housing developments play a vital role in strengthening local communities and we are sure this development will prove to be a real asset for Matlock.”