More affordable housing on the way in Stevenage

18 Jan 2018

In line with its commitment to provide hundreds of new homes for local people, Stevenage Borough Council is pleased with progress to build 240 houses at the former DuPont Headquarters in Wedgewood Way.

The council is working in partnership with Chase Homes and Metropolitan Housing Association to provide more than 240 affordable homes, due to be completed in February 2020. They include six homes bought by the council to rent to people on the housing register, 208 homes for shared ownership, and 40 for affordable and social rent. School children from two local schools have been invited to get involved by designing the art work for the onsite hoarding.  

Since setting up its house building programme, the council has provided around 140 new affordable homes at locations across the town including Hertford Road, Kilner Close, and Archer Road. Work to transform the former pub sites, Twin Foxes and March Hare, also got underway last year.

Councillor Jeannette Thomas, Executive Member for Housing, Health and Older People, said: “Providing quality, affordable housing for the people in this town is one of our top priorities and by supporting this scheme we are doing just that. Stevenage was developed as a New Town because people desperately needed somewhere to live and we are working hard to continue this commitment by finding new sites, like Wedgewood Way, where we can provide people with the homes they need.

“In addition to our partnership working, over the next 30 years we’ll be directly investing £1bn in housing in Stevenage: building hundreds of new homes and improving existing council properties so that they remain sustainable, safe and comfortable. I look forward to seeing residents move into these homes in the future.”