A former council-owned mobile home site has been transformed into new affordable housing with 23 flats and seven houses in St Albans District.
Brandon Mews in Hill End Lane, St Albans was previously a site for 20 mobile homes used by St Albans City and District Council to provide temporary accommodation. It is now owned by North Hertfordshire Homes and has been redeveloped to provide:
• 15 one and 8 two-bedroom flats for temporary accommodation and housing for people moving on from hostels,
• 4 three-bedroomed shared ownership homes, and
• 3 three-bedroomed homes that will be made available for general needs rented accommodation.
The Council retains the right to nominate residents from the Housing Register to live in the temporary and general rented accommodation at the development forever.
Councillor Brian Ellis, Portfolio Holder for Housing for St Albans City and District Council, said: “This scheme will help address a shortage of affordable housing in the District. In the last year the numbers of people registering as homeless has increased and this new development will help ease the pressure on existing temporary accommodation.”
Kevin Thompson, Chief Executive of North Hertfordshire Homes, said: “We are delighted to provide much needed social housing and shared ownership properties on behalf of St Albans City and District Council. All homes have been provided to the same high standard with spacious living accommodation in an aesthetic design that is a great improvement to the area. We have also equipped the temporary accommodation flats with fridge freezers, washing machines and cookers to help make things easier for families as they look for permanent accommodation.”
Councillor Brian Ellis, Portfolio Holder for Housing for St Albans City and District Council
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