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Bellway Homes and Bury Council champion affordable homes

Posted by Admin - Mon 12th February 2018 7.11AM

With several residential developments in Bury, Bellway Homes are working alongside Bury Council to deliver much needed, high quality, affordable new build homes across the region.

Bury Council offer a discounted market value scheme called the Affordable Housing Scheme, which has proven popular at Bellway’s two current developments in Bury: Salisbury Fields in Radcliffe and Tudor Grange on Bury and Bolton Road.

At Salisbury Fields, almost 75% of the affordable homes have already sold, leaving only four three-bedroom properties available.At Tudor Grange, there are just a small selection of three and four bedroom affordable homes remaining.

Through the Bury Council scheme, eligible purchasers benefit from a 25% discount off the full market price on selected plots.

To qualify, prospective purchasers must have been living within the borough of Bury for at least the last six months consecutively, have no current or former rent arrears with the council or history of anti-social behaviour, and should not already own a residential property.

Applicants have to complete an online application form to register and, if successful, the prospective purchaser must live in the property throughout ownership. It cannot be rented out. The property can be sold at any time, but the resale will be subject to the same process with a continuation of the 25% discount.

Louise Chamberlain, sales director at Bellway Homes, said: “It is so important to help people get onto the property ladder and schemes such as this are an effective way of providing assistance to local buyers who really need it.

“At each of our developments in Bury we offer a percentage of affordable homes and by working closely with the council we are able to sell these to individuals, families and first time buyers living in the borough.

"We first witnessed how successful the scheme was at Hardy’s Gate in Radcliffe, at which all of the three-bedroom affordable homes available sold. We continue to see how popular this particular scheme is at both Salisbury Fields and Tudor Grange, with the affordable properties selling on a regular basis.”

Councillor Eamonn O’Brien, cabinet member for finance and housing, said: “One of our highest priorities is to increase the supply of affordable housing, which is vital in ensuring that Bury continues to be a great place in which to live, work and study.

"We are delighted that our partnership with Bellway Homes is bearing fruit and these new houses are proving so popular with Bury residents, enabling them to get on the property ladder and make real long-term homes for themselves and their families.”

For further information about Bury Council’s Affordable Housing Scheme, call Jacqueline Summerscales, principal strategy officer – corporate policy, on 0161 253 7652 or email affordablehousing@bury.gov.uk.

For more information on Bellway Homes and its developments in Bury, please contact Salisbury Fields on 0161 724 1542 or Tudor Grange on 0161 764 2127.Alternatively, please visit www.bellway.co.uk.

Pictured at the Salisbury Fields development in Radcliffe are (from left) Cllr Eamonn O’Brien, Natalie Dahmane of Bellway Homes, and Jackie Summerscales


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