29th Feb, 2020

Affordable homes on Droitwich's new Yew Tree Farm 'snapped up within months'

ALL THE shared ownership properties available at the Droitwich’s Yew Tree Farm development have been snapped up, just three months after the scheme was completed.

Platform Housing Group funded the £9.8million development and worked in partnership with Persimmon Homes.

The Standard was contacted over concerns about the homes not being allocated the homes but Platform said applicants with a local connection to Wychavon district did receive priority.

Among the homes, completed in November 2019, there were 16 apartments, 11 bungalows and 80 family sized homes.

There 106 affordable homes built in total – 85 for rent and 21 for shared ownership.

Eamon Thompson, Platform Housing Group’s regional development manager, said the organisation was committed to providing quality affordable housing.

“Working with Persimmon on this development has provided 106 much needed rented and shared ownership homes.

“Now that the affordable housing has been completed we look forward to the development integrating into the wider community.”

Jak Harper, Persimmon Homes South Midlands’ head of construction added: “The development at Yew Tree Farm will have a positive impact on the local community and will be a great opportunity for families who want to get on the property ladder.”

He added Persimmon was looking forward to working with Platform on future projects.

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