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Plans for affordable homes in Staffordshire village
Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) has unveiled ambitious plans to build new bungalows in a Staffordshire village to meet local housing needs.
The proposals for 13 new homes in Ivyhouse Drive, Barlaston – which will replace a block of garages that are no longer fit for purpose – have already been welcomed by many in the local community and will provide much needed affordable homes to rent.
As part of the scheme, a convenience store on the site will also be demolished and replaced with a new shop to help maintain a strong sense of community in an important rural area.
Karen Armitage, SARH Chief Executive, commented: “We’re committed to doing all we can to meet local housing needs and in rural areas where affordable homes are becoming increasingly difficult to find for local people.
“Bungalows have been chosen for this development as they will have a minimal impact on the local environment, create downsizing opportunties and will meet a shortage of this type of home in the area.”
The proposals are awaiting final approval by Stafford Borough Council and the development is planned for a rural exception site, where planning permission is only granted to meet clearly identified needs. This has been established by SARH working closely with the planning authority, parish council and the local community.