During Rural Housing Week, Housing Plus Group is celebrating the completion of an ambitious project to provide new homes for affordable rent and shared ownership in a Shropshire village.

Housing association celebrates completion of affordable homes in Shropshire village

During Rural Housing Week, Housing Plus Group is celebrating the completion of an ambitious project to provide new homes for affordable rent and shared ownership in a Shropshire village.

The 20 homes in Parry Close, off Ruyton Road, in Baschurch, have been built exclusively for people with a local connection to the village.

A mixture of one-bedroom apartments, one and two-bedroom bungalows and two and three-bedroom houses, the homes include a range of energy-efficient features, including solar panels and electric charging points.

External cavity walls have been constructed using the latest insulation, which incorporates heat-reflective, low-emissive technology.

Bird boxes, bat boxes and hedgehog highways have also been installed to encourage and protect local wildlife.

Kerry Bolister, Director of development at Housing Plus Group, said:

“Our Parry Close development incorporates the latest ‘green’ technology, meaning they are more insulated and energy efficient than most older properties.

“Not only does this reduce the energy bills for our customers, but there are also huge benefits for the environment too.”

Work on site has been carried out on behalf of Housing Plus Group by Shrewsbury-based construction firm, TC Homes, which formally handed over the development in May.

Scott Drummond, TC Homes Development and Planning Manager, said:

“At Parry Close we have installed Viridian PV panels that will supply solar electric to the homes, including the heating and hot water, reducing the cost of electric and how much they use off the grid. The homes have also been built from sustainable timber frame.”

The homes were developed with £1,006,000 in funding from Homes England and a £125,000 subsidy from Shropshire Council.

Housing Plus Group is a leading provider of homes across a range of tenures, to meet identified housing needs. We also deliver regulated care services and technology-enabled support to help people live independently in their own homes. We offer rewarding careers for around 1000 colleagues, many of whom live in the communities we serve.

We are focused on building a resilient organisation providing even better services for customers and are inspired and guided by our values: Communication, Learning, Accountable, Respectful, Inclusive, Trust and You.

Following recent significant growth and change at Housing Plus Group, we are delighted to have been recognised with 1 Star accreditation by Best Companies, reflecting very good levels of workplace engagement and a great place to work.

Our dedicated and diverse colleagues are critical to our success. We value our people and offer them challenging and worthwhile careers providing a sense of achievement in a vital sector. It is important that we offer opportunities to inspire our people to help us to make a positive difference to our customers’ homes, lives and communities.

Our Group comprises: Homes Plus, Care Plus, Property Plus, Severn Homes and County Town Homes.

More information can be found at: www.housingplusgroup.co.uk

The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) requires that all registered providers confirm compliance with the Regulatory Framework, Governance and Financial Viability Standard. Housing Plus Group complies with this standard, holding the RSH highest rating for governance, G1 and V2 for viability.

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