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Winchester City Council announces Shared Ownership development in North Whiteley

Winchester City Council has revealed a new affordable housing scheme in North Whiteley. The development, named Cobbett Gardens, has 27 Shared Ownership properties, ranging between two, three and four bedrooms each.

The scheme is part of the council’s larger development plans for North Whiteley, which will include 3,500 homes, two primary schools, a secondary school, a retail and community centre and significant highway improvements.

Each home will be certified by the Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB), to ensure they are environmentally friendly and cost efficient with high levels of insulation and the capability to retain heat for longer during the colder months. 

Cllr Paula Ferguson, Cabinet Member for Community and Housing at Winchester City Council, said:

“Good quality affordable housing is crucial if we want to enable people of all ages and incomes to enjoy living in the Winchester district. Therefore, we're working hard to ensure all our residents have access to good quality housing that's both affordable and energy efficient. We're committed to providing ‘Homes for All’ and cohesive communities, and these 27 new shared-ownership homes at Cobbett Gardens in North Whiteley are an important part of this.”

The first homes will be ready in late November and early December 2022, with the rest to follow in phases over the next year.

The council has set an ambitious target to provide 1000 new homes by 2030 and is also working hard to mitigate the climate emergency through its house building programme by designing and building new homes to achieve as close to net zero emissions as possible.

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