New Kingsclere homes take shape
Published by Karen Connell for Sentinel Housing Association Ltd in Housing
L-R Julie Porter - Assistant Director Development, Mark Perry - Chief Executive, Cllr Denness
A field in Kingsclere, which was formerly used as a paddock, will soon provide new homes for eight local families thanks to Sentinel Housing Association.
Sentinel bought the privately owned land in October 2013, following planning consent being granted by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.
Sentinel’s partner, PMC Construction, started work on the development of the two bedroom bungalow, 2 x two bedroom houses and 5 x three bedroom houses at the end of November 2013. And the eight new homes, which will all be available for affordable rent, are due to be finished by the end of October 2014.
Councillor Alan Denness, Chairman of Kingsclere Parish Council, said, “There’s a real shortage of homes in the village, meaning many young families are having to move out of the area to find somewhere to live. Tackling this problem, by providing more affordable housing is a really important part of Kingsclere’s Neighbourhood Plan. So these new homes will be vital in helping us to achieve our future goals.”
Mark Perry, Sentinel’s Chief Executive, added, “We’re really grateful to Kingsclere Parish Council, who’ve been instrumental in helping us to develop these new affordable homes in the local area. It’s been great to see work on the development in progress. And we’re really pleased that we’ll be able to give eight families the opportunity of having a brand new home in time for Christmas.”