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Builder and housing association team up to bring affordable homes to Lydney

National housebuilder Bellway has teamed up with Wyedean Housing Association to bring low-cost housing to Lydney.

Wyedean Housing Association is a charitable housing provider with housing stock located in the Forest of Dean and Herefordshire.

Bellway has teamed up with the organisation to deliver 13 new affordable homes for local people at its Archer's Walk development, off Highfield Road, Lydney.

Chief Executive of Wyedean Housing Association, Neil Pascoe, said: "Affordable new homes can make a huge positive difference to the community and create new opportunities for those who didn't originally think they could afford to live in the area.

"Homes outside of Lydney have a tendency to be cheaper, so our goal was to help local people by bringing low-cost new homes into the town."

Out of the 13 affordable properties that have been built, eight are allocated for affordable rent and the remaining five are shared ownership homes.

They comprise six one and two-bedroom apartments and seven two and three-bedroom homes.

Housing association Bromford has been providing project management services on behalf of Wyedean Housing Association at Lydney.

Bromford Development Manager Chris Knibbs said: "Providing new homes for people that are in need of housing will definitely assist with the local economy and support people on low incomes who live in the area."

All the affordable rented homes have now been let with the Shared Ownership homes handed over to the housing association on July 26, and are in the process of being occupied.

Chris added: "The transport links that surround the Archer's Walk development - especially to the train station - are excellent, and overall, it's a wonderful development with great quality new homes.

"We have built a great relationship with the construction team at Bellway to ensure the homes were built to a high standard."

Sales Director for Bellway Wales, Billie Oaten, said: "With the help of Wyedean Housing Association and Bromford, we've been able to deliver these high-quality properties for the local community, and we are very proud of all the hard work that has gone into each of the new homes here."

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