Work continues on Winchester City Council affordable housing scheme in Alresford

An affordable housing scheme in Alresford is continuing to take shape. 

The nine home development at Mitford Road is a Winchester City Council development that will help the authority to deliver 600 affordable new homes by 2021, underlining the Council’s aim to prioritise offering more choice around housing to residents. Construction work on six new one bedroom affordable flats started on November 20, and should be completed by June 2018.

The scheme also includes two semi-detached two bedroom homes. These new homes will be ready for occupation in January 2018 and are available to buy through shared ownership, also known as ‘part-buy, part-rent’. The Council’s shared ownership scheme is designed to help people onto the property ladder, whether as a first-time buyer or as somebody who wants to get back into home ownership.

Alongside the new housing, other improvements were made to the area including a re-engineered roundabout to create an area of attractive open space for local  residents to use. There will be works to the highway in December  2017 and January 2018 to facilitate the building of the new flats and widening of the remaining carriageway.

Portfolio Holder for Housing and Council Leader of Winchester City Council, Councillor Caroline Horrill said:

The plans for Mitford Road are taking shape and I am pleased to see them benefit a range of our residents. We are always looking to develop affordable housing schemes in the District and alongside Mitford Road we also have new affordable homes at Hillier Way, and other affordable housing schemes planned for the coming years.

Our aim is to make the Winchester District an affordable place to live and work.