New homes help Elmesthorpe residents stay in village

Elmsthorpe Affordable HomesFour new affordable homes have been built in nearby Elmesthorpe specifically for local people and families.

The three three-bed houses and one two-bed bungalow have been built on a rural exception site after a survey highlighted there were not enough affordable homes to enable local people to live in the village.

Based off The Roundhills, the development was built by East Midlands Housing Group with backing from Blaby District Council and Leicestershire County Council.

It is the fourth Rural Exception Scheme to be delivered in the district and the second scheme to be delivered with funding from both Leicestershire County Council’s and Blaby District Council’s New Homes Bonus allocation, as well as funding from East Midlands Housing Group.

Councillor Ernie White, Leader of Blaby District Council, said:

“It is important that we support our villages and these homes are reserved for people who have a strong connection to Elmesthorpe.

“We’re pleased to work with the Leicester and Leicestershire Rural Housing Enabler, East Midlands Housing Group and Leicestershire County Council to support this development, which is another example of how strong partnership work has benefited our local communities.”

Cllr Ernie White

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The funding aims to boost the number of affordable homes available to rent or buy on a shared ownership basis in rural villages, so families, young people and older persons are not forced to move out by high prices.

 

For more information visit www.blaby.gov.uk/housing , email housing.strategies@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7516.

East Midlands Housing Group:

» http://www.emhgroup.org.uk/

» Contact EMHG online

 

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