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Homing in on affordable housing in Mosterton

Much-needed affordable homes are taking shape on a new development for local people at Mosterton.

Opening Doors was given a ‘behind the scenes’ tour to see progress at The Bushels, courtesy of leading affordable housing provider Stonewater.

The 36-home development on the edge of the village includes a mix of low-cost rental, shared ownership and Rent to Buy houses and bungalows.

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Some shared ownership homes have already been reserved while others are still available at the development in Mosterton.

Rent to Buy properties will be available soon and affordable rents will be available through the Dorset Council’s Housing register.

Gemma North, sales executive at Stonewater, gave Opening Doors a sneak preview of properties.

The Bushels is based around a central street with a mixture of different homes in a variety of attractive styles.

Shared ownership properties at one location are nearly finished with internal fittings, such as kitchens and bathrooms being completed.

There will be 28 houses and eight bungalows when the scheme is completed in the Autumn 2019.

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They will include a mix of two, three and four bedroom houses plus one and two bedroom bungalows.

Priority will be given to people with a local connection to the West Dorset area with a mix of residents of different ages envisaged, from young families to pensioners – including many who would have otherwise been priced out of buying locally.

Each home will have its own private garden and parking; with some houses having far-reaching views of the spectacular countryside from upstairs bedrooms.

The Mosterton development will include landscaping, a community woodland area and a cambered stone wall to mark the gateway to the site.

Stonewater is financing the new development with additional £1,222,542 funding from Homes England (formerly the HCA) and £180,000 from the Recycled Capital Grant Fund (RCGF).

It has been working with the council and main contractor Acheson Construction to deliver the scheme.

Stonewater is a social housing provider which aims to provide good quality affordable homes for people who need them most.

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It manages about 32,000 homes in England for more than 65,000 people, including affordable properties for general rent, shared ownership and sale, alongside specialist accommodation such as retirement and supported living schemes for older and vulnerable people, young people’s foyers and women’s refuges.

Opening Doors aims to encourage the construction of 20,000 more homes of all tenures by 2033 across north, south and west Dorset.

Don’t forget to sign the Opening Doors Home Ownership Register for latest details about new homes for sale and rent.

Visit the Stonewater website for more details about The Bushels or contact Gemma on gemma.north@stonewater.org and 023 8065 8858.

  • Many thanks to Gemma North and Stonewater for the tour of The Bushels