News articles - 2019

Local homes for local people

Date: 21 November 2019

Saxon Weald recently opened its third development of the year, consisting of eight new homes for affordable rent in the village and civil parish of West Chiltington.

Local homes for local people

Marking the occasion, Saxon Weald presented a cheque for £500 to West Chiltington Parish Council at the official opening of Steele Close on Wednesday 13 November. Council representatives, Saxon Weald staff and board members were joined by Horsham District Council and contractors to celebrate the success of the scheme.

 

Once a horse grazing field owned by Mr Mervyn Webb, the new site, built in partnership with Westridge Construction, features an additional six homes for shared ownership purchase from The Rural Housing Trust. Initiated in 2011 with West Chiltington Parish Council, work finally began on site in 2018, thanks to the support and approval from Mr Webb, who played a key part in the success of the scheme.

 

Saxon Weald previously managed 36 homes in West Chiltington, however, due to the introduction of the Right to Buy scheme, this number reduced to just 15. As a rural exception site, these new homes in Steele Close are exempt from the Right to Acquire, enabling Saxon Weald to support West Chiltington Parish Council’s desire to provide more affordable homes for local people.

 

Steven Dennis, Saxon Weald Chief Executive, said:

“We’re committed to providing more great homes so people living in the local community can build their futures. Working closely with West Chiltington Parish Council and The Rural Housing Trust has enabled us to do just that, and I wish every resident the very best in their new home”. 

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