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Rushcliffe garages transformed into new affordable homes

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Metropolitan Thames Valley (MTVH) is turning old, unused garage sites into new affordable homes for local people in Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire.

Working in partnership with Rushcliffe Borough Council, the housing association is working across six different locations in the borough, demolishing 55 garages and one uninhabitable bungalow to build 23 new properties.

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The homes comprise 16 for affordable rent – including six specifically for older people – and seven for shared ownership – a part-buy, part-rent scheme designed to help buyers on low to moderate incomes get on the property ladder.

The homes are being provided for locals in the borough, with the rented properties allocated to people on Rushcliffe Borough Council’s housing register.

To date, 18 of the 23 homes have been delivered, with Cllr Roger Upton – Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Housing – recently visiting the latest site to be completed at Marlwood in Cotgrave.

Cllr Upton said: “We are delighted to be working in collaboration with Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing securing good quality affordable housing to meet local housing need, sustain jobs and improve the economy.

“The scheme here at Marlwood is designed to help residents with lower incomes to live in a property built to a very high standard and I’ve been really impressed with the finish of these homes.

“It is one of six sites of a phased garage redevelopment programme which will deliver 23 homes for affordable rent and shared ownership both here and in Aslockton, East Bridgford, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Edwalton and West Bridgford.”

Lisbeth Banner, Head of Delivery at MTVH, said: “We’re proud to be working in partnership with Rushcliffe Borough Council to deliver quality new affordable homes in the area and contribute to meeting local housing need.”

As part of the redevelopment programme, new two-bedroom houses are available for shared ownership at Queens Road in Radcliffe-on-Trent.

Prices start at £71,750 for a 35% share

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