Construction starts on new affordable Winchester City Council housing scheme

Construction is now underway on 13 new affordable homes at Mayles Lane in Knowle.

The project will help the council to increase the supply of affordable homes in the district and also meet the needs of Hampshire Homechoice residents who require rented accommodation with a local connection.

Winchester City Council leader Cllr Caroline Horrill said:

“Providing new, affordable homes so people can afford to live and work in the district is one of the council’s primary aims.  These homes at Knowle will provide much-needed housing for people with a local connection and help us to achieve our ambitious target of building 600 new homes by 2020.”

The scheme is made up of three sites: a block of six one-bedroom apartments at Knowle Halt Lodge; five terraced homes at Dean Copse Cottages; and two shared-ownership homes at Totsome Cottages.

Dean Copse Cottages and Knowle Halt Lodge are due to be completed in the Summer of 2019 while Totsome Cottages are expected to be built by late 2019.