A new flat in Wigginton is one small step for a plan to boost social and affordable housing in Dacorum.
The two-bedroom shared ownership property in Fieldway is one of two flats at the development. The other, upstairs at Warranty House, is being sold on the open market.
Steve Cannon, chairman of Wigginton Parish Council, welcomed the opening, He said: “It’s good for the village. We’re discussing having another housing needs survey at the next parish council meeting to see what else Wigginton might need.”
Dacorum Borough Council, which bought the flat, is inviting local people to apply for shared ownership of it.
Applicants must have a connection to Wigginton, be a first-time buyer and earning less than £60,000.
Councillor for the area, Rosemarie Hollinghurst said: “I’m so pleased that this home is now open and that Dacorum Borough Council is supporting affordable housing in Wigginton.”
The opening of Fieldway is part of the borough council’s plan to boost social and affordable housing. Planning permission was recently granted to build the borough’s first new council homes in more than 20 years in Gadebridge, Hemel Hempstead.
To apply for shared ownership of the Wigginton property contact Lea Valley Homes by visiting www.leavalleyhomes.co.uk and selecting Dacorum under ‘Search for a home’, calling 01582 869440 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tailbacks on M1 as man injured in lorry-caravan smash
- Bovingdon man to face murder trial
- UPDATE: Staff from Tring’s oldest family business distraught after track death tragedy
- Inquest opens after Berkhamsted man dies in track death tragedy
- Takeaway sounds warning about fake £20 notes that are doing the rounds
Search for a job
Search for a car
Search for a house
Weather for Hemel Hempstead
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Temperature: 15 C to 22 C
Wind Speed: 9 mph
Wind direction: North east
Temperature: 13 C to 24 C
Wind Speed: 12 mph
Wind direction: North