The choice to remain where your roots are
Published by Sonia for Cross Keys Homes in Housing and also in Communities
Cross Keys Homes turns the tide on younger generations being forced out of their home villages due to high house prices.
The village of Crowland has become a very desirable, prosperous village with many historical features including the Trinity Bridge and Crowland Abbey. However, over the years its resultant appeal has meant many locals have been priced out of the village.
Cross Keys Homes working with Postland Developments will be spending 2 million pounds to bring affordable homes to Crowland with the sole intention of providing them to people who have an attachment or link to Crowlands.
There will be 28 homes built. Seven shared ownership, 16 affordable rent and five for market sale. The expected completion date for these new homes will be summer 2013.
Local resident Jason Jackson, 28, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for me, as my dad had previously owned part of this land for over 40 years. Three generations of my family have lived in Crowland and shared ownership will enable me and my partner to remain where my roots are.”
Hayley Roan, Sales and Marketing Manager, Cross Keys Homes: “It is a real issue for many people that they are being forced to leave the areas they grew up in and their family and friends because they cannot afford the accommodation. We think it’s essential that people should have the opportunity, if they wish, to remain where they are happy.”
For further information contact Hayley Roan on 01733 386415