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Affordable homes hope

Posted on August 21 2007 at 11:20:37

A breakthrough at the former MG Rover site in Cofton Hackett could ease the affordable homes problem in Bromsgrove.

The district is obliged to provide 80 new affordable homes a year and is struggling to find suitable sites.

While of little comfort to people who want to remain in, say, Alvechurch, as many as 200 “really” affordable homes could built at Cofton Hackett in the near future.

Cofton Hackett Parish Council Chairman and district councillor Richard Deeming told The Village around 700 new homes would be built on the former car plant within the parish border.

A proportion of affordable homes was a provision in the granting of planning permission, he explained.

“There will be a windfall of affordable homes in the Cofton Hackett area coming up soon,” Coun Deeming added.

“It will be a good mixture. The ones in Cofton will go through a housing association to ensure they will be affordable. There will be some rental, some part-own and some for sale.”

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