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Allison Homes and Legal & General Affordable Homes to bring 155 new homes to Witheridge

Allison Homes and Legal & General Affordable Homes to bring 155 new homes to Witheridge

Benson Grange, Witheridge

Regional housebuilder Allison Homes South West has agreed its first partnership with Legal & General Affordable Homes to bring 155 homes to the village of Witheridge, North Devon. This follows the launch of the Allison Homes Partnerships Division last year which aims to deliver much needed affordable homes across the South West, ensuring as a company that it is building homes for customers in all aspects of the market – private, rented and affordable.

The homes at the Willow Heights development will be made up of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom houses, along with two- and three-bedroom detached bungalows. The split of the homes will be 50% (78 homes) Shared Ownership, 27% (42 homes) available as affordable rent, and 23% (35 homes) as social rent housing – catering to a diverse range of homebuyers and budgets.

In addition to the much-needed new homes to the area, Allison Homes will be providing almost £750,000 in financial contributions to support the local NHS, primary and secondary education, parks, sports, and recreation (including allotments and children’s play spaces), and improving local highways (roads and pavements).

Allison Homes will also donate £100 for each affordable home built to a chosen local charity creating an additional £15,500 in donations to support local causes and make a long-lasting difference to the local community.

Ben Denton, chief executive at Legal & General Affordable Homes, said: “The UK is facing an unprecedented shortage of affordable housing.  Our mission is to help tackle these inequalities and ensure everyone has the opportunity to access a high-quality place to call home. 

“The 100% affordable scheme in Witheridge is a huge step in the right direction and, as well as offering more affordable options for renters, Willow Heights will provide an alternative route to homeownership for those who may have thought getting onto the property ladder was out of reach. 

“LGAH’s partnership with Allison Homes highlights our commitment to building sustainable communities which cater for a wide range of people at different stages of their lives. We’re looking forward to working with Allison Homes and welcoming the first residents later this year.”

Steve Fowler, managing director of Allison Homes South West, commented on the development: “This partnership aims to provide much needed housing for the communities of North Devon by delivering high-quality homes. Our additional financial and charitable contributions to the area demonstrate our commitment to creating thriving communities.

“We take pride in designing and building high-quality purpose-built properties with households in mind. As standard, all of our homes are energy efficient, enabling homeowners to find their next home, or get on the property ladder with the benefit of lower monthly bills.”

Willow Heights is well placed to benefit from the wide range of amenities that Witheridge has to offer.  These include an OFSTED-rated ‘good’ primary school, post office and doctor’s surgery as well as a village pub and social clubs.

Situated on the doorstep of both Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks, the picturesque village also has stunning views of the Devon countryside.