New homes within reach for local people
A former sheltered housing scheme - Fortey House - in Northleach
has been transformed into 22 new homes.
A range of two and three-bedroom properties are now available
for sale to existing residents of Northleach who can benefit from
Bromford's 'Help to Buy' 20 per cent equity loan, meaning just five
per cent deposit is required - or £8,212. Good news for young
people/first-time buyers, particularly in light of recent research
by the National Housing Federation revealing that thousands of
young people are going to extreme lengths to raise cash to afford
their first home.
Woodlands, Bicknell Close in Northleach has been built in
Cotswold stone to blend in with the existing landscape. The parish
council welcomed the development, saying: "We're so happy that
we're finally getting affordable housing in its [Fortey House]
place as it has stood empty for some time."
Alan Bradley of Bromford Homes said: "Woodlands, Bicknell Close
provides affordable quality for local people and is in a central
location within an easy commute of Cheltenham, Gloucester, Swindon
and Oxford. There is already a lot of interest so we would urge
potential buyers to view as soon as they can."
There is an Open Day this Saturday, 18 April between
11am and 3pm.
Each home comes with a fitted kitchen with oven, hob and
extractor, fitted wardrobes and two parking spaces per property.
For more information on Woodlands, go to www.bromfordhomes.co.uk or
call 0845 6010878 or 07850 918938.
More information on NHF research
A poll of over 2,300 British young people on housing issues,
conducted by YouGov for the NHF, reveals that there is a growing
sense of dissatisfaction at Britain's failure to tackle the housing
crisis for their generation and nearly nine in 10 (87%) 18-34 year
olds say it is difficult for their generation to get on the housing
ladder in Britain.
The poll also revealed some of the ways young people are
currently or considering doing to afford a deposit for a home:
- More than one in ten (12%) 18-34-year-olds - the equivalent of
1.7 million1 - have or are thinking of taking on a
second job to raise funds for a house deposit
- A shocking one in 25 (4%) have or are considering taking part
in paid medical research, suggesting how desperate young people are
to get a deposit together.
- Young people are also putting their lives on hold with 2.1
million2 (15%) considering putting marriage and family
plans on the back burner and around one in seven (14%) moving back
in with parents
- One in 20 (5%) also revealed they are considering or are
sharing a room with a friend or stranger with the same amount
delaying or cancelling plans for further study
All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total
sample size was 2,330 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 18
February - 2 March 2015. The survey was carried out online. The
figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults
1 Calculation based on Labour Force Survey data 2014.
Population aged 18 to 34 = 14,126,803, 12% thereof = 1.7m
2 Calculation based on Labour Force Survey data 2014.
Population aged 18 to 34 = 14,126,803, 15% thereof = 2.1m
15 April 2015