Comberton residents celebrate new affordable homes

6 December 2012

Released on 26 November 2012

Residents of a new affordable housing development in Comberton have been celebrating moving into their homes.

The completion of the development, which offers 100% affordable housing for local people with a connection to Comberton, was marked by South Cambridgeshire District Council's chairman, Cllr Tony Orgee, and Cambridge Housing Society Group chief executive, Nigel Howlett, when they joined residents to plant a Bramley tree.

Residents were also joined by main contractors Hill Partnerships, Henry Riley and Vaillant as well as members of the parish council.

The development on Normandy Close has seen six rented and five shared ownership homes built, nine of which have now been occupied by local families. The houses range in size from two to three bedrooms, enjoy off-street parking, private gardens and energy efficiency measures such as air source heat pumps that bring each property within level three of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

Cllr Tony Orgee said:

"Building more affordable homes is very important for the district and I was very pleased to be asked to officially open this new development. It was great to have the opportunity to view the completed project and meet some of the residents who have moved into their new homes. I hope they will be very happy and build a strong new community here."

Cllr Mark Howell, South Cambridgeshire District Council's cabinet member for housing, said:

"This is a proud moment for the Council and all our partners who have worked so hard on this project. It marks the latest development in our ongoing commitment to meet the housing needs of our communities, and to maximise opportunities to provide local people with high quality, affordable homes.

"Residents will find their new homes to be comfortable, safe and energy-efficient, which will help keep household bills down."

Last Updated: 26 November 2012  10:40