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Charminster homes officially opened

Dignitaries cut a ribbon to officially mark the completion of affordable housing at the Charminster Farm development in west Dorset.

Stonewater Homes has worked with Dorset Council and developer Wyatt Homes to make 24 affordable properties available on the site in the village of Charminster, near Dorchester.

Cllr David Taylor, who is ward councillor for Charminster St Mary’s, performed the honours with Jonathan Layzell, who is Stonewater executive director – development.

Cllr Graham Carr-Jones, who is Dorset Council’s cabinet member for housing, was also among the guests.

Cllr Carr-Jones said: “Good quality affordable homes of this kind at Charminster are very much in demand.

“It is encouraging to see a mixture of different types of affordable properties on a larger, open market development.”

“They are very welcome as we seek to see 20,000 homes, both affordable and open market, built in north, south and west Dorset by 2033.”

Cllr Taylor said: “I am delighted to see the completion of these new homes.

“This development by Stonewater will give local people the opportunity to gain a home of their own, while also bringing further benefits for the community in the shape of a new community hall.

“My congratulations to all involved and I look forward to meeting some of the first residents to move in.”

Stonewater, a leading social housing provider, is providing a mix of low-cost rental and shared ownership properties at Charminster Farm.

They are part of a larger 70-home development from Wyatt Homes.

A brand-new community hall has also being built as part of the development.

Stonewater currently manages over 2,300 affordable homes in Dorset, 450 of which are in West Dorset.

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