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Planning permission granted for new affordable homes in Stone
A STAFFORD housing association has been given the green light for a £1.3million project to build 14 new affordable homes in Stone.
Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) has been granted planning permission for two one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom apartments on Elm Road.
Working in partnership with developers Jessups and Housing Plus who manage the build for SARH the project will provide a valuable new supply of housing in Stone.
“Our aim is to deliver new affordable housing for local people in need of housing in the Borough of Stafford. Working with Stafford Borough Council we have identified a need for more social housing in Stone and we are delighted that our plans to develop these new homes have been approved,” said Karen Armitage, Chief Executive of Stafford and Rural Homes.
SARH worked with Oakley Architects to draw up the plans in consultation with Stafford Borough Council and the local community.
The homes will be built on a former garage site and additional strips of land acquired from Stafford Borough Council and Staffordshire Housing Association.
“The new development will see a site that was previously an eyesore for local residents developed into an attractive development providing affordable homes which are also energy efficient and have been designed to complement the local surroundings,” said Alison Hayward, Development Manager for SARH.
The project has been supported with approximately £250,000 grant from the Homes and Communities Agency.
The building of these much needed homes for rent will begin in March 2013.