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2nd Dec, 2021

63 new affordable homes unveiled in Malvern

ANOTHER affordable housing development has been opened in Malvern.

Platform Housing Group unveiled the site at Charlock Road with new residents Deborah McGhee joining dignitaries and the provider’s staff for a special ceremony and the tour of the site.

Deborah said she was delighted with her new home, which was spacious, beautifully designed and in a lovely location.

“As a local practice nurse, I am always keen to be part of my local community and there is a real sense of that here.”

In total there are 63 new properties, ranging from rented accommodation to shared ownership houses, some of which have solar panels on the roof and electric points installed allowing the charging of electric cars.

The social landlord already manages the Nightingale Road and Pickersleigh Grove developments in the area, with the latter being nominated for an award at the Inside Housing Development Awards in November.

Harriett Baldwin MP, who also attended the opening event, congratulated Platform Housing on the development and said she was delighted to see so many new homes with beautiful views of the Malvern Hills.

“Malvern is one of the least affordable places to live in the West Midlands, so it is important that projects like this give local people a chance to live in a beautiful part of the world near to where they work.

“I was pleased to see that many of the homes have solar panels and potential for electric vehicle charging points as we work towards making our community more carbon neutral.”

Elizabeth Froude, Group Chief Executive at Platform, said the development was in-keeping with the association’s vision to give as many people as possible access to beautiful affordable housing.

“The Malvern area is an important part of our heartland and this is one of several developments we are delivering in the area.”

She thanked the partners involved in the collaboration which made the development a reality, including Malvern Hills District Council, Homes England and Countryside which had all worked hard to overcome the many challenges of building new homes during unprecedented times.

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