15 Jun 2017

GreenSquare bolsters affordable housing stock in Wiltshire

GreenSquare is delighted to announce that it has recently completed a deal with Persimmon Homes, which will enable the housing group to bolster its housing stock and help more families in housing need in Wiltshire to have a new home. 

GreenSquare has purchased 72 new properties in Melksham and Trowbridge from Persimmon Homes under a Section 106 agreement, which requires a certain percentage of new developments to be available for low cost home ownership and affordable rent.  

This includes eight already completed affordable homes in Trowbridge – two for shared ownership and six supported apartments for people with learning difficulties – and 64 properties at George Ward Gardens in Melksham comprising 51 homes for affordable rent and 13 for shared ownership – a number of which will be available at the end of June.

Jo Curson, GreenSquare's Head of Development, said: “We believe that everyone has the right to a home that they can afford to live in, and we are proud to be doing all we can to help address the country’s growing housing shortage.

"In Wiltshire the average house price is nearly 11 times the average salary, which means an affordable home is increasingly out of reach for many people. 

“Through this new deal with Persimmon, we are pleased to be able to offer a variety of affordable housing options, including much-needed supported housing, which will mean that more families in the county will be able to live in a home they can afford.” 

GreenSquare is also building a number of new homes at various sites across Wiltshire including: 11 new homes at Parklands in Chippenham, including four refurbished bungalows; 12 new homes in Abberd Way, Calne; 109 new properties in Culverhay, Cricklade; and more.

For more information, visit www.greensquaregroup.com/new-homes.