Goal: Deliver the HCA contract 

‘To deliver the HCA 2011 / 2015 Affordable Homes Contract (September 2011).’

Completed March 2015

Strategic context

During the autumn of 2009 the coalition Government announced a step change in the delivery of new housing provision for those in need, to provide 170,000 homes by 2015.

A new housing product was introduced, 'Affordable Housing.' The new product aims to tackle demand for housing and introduce a broader customer base to Registered Providers through increased rental income from the ability to charge up to 80% of the open market rent.

Grant levels have reduced and funding is now being provided from internal resources including the sale of assets or revenue funding generated from the new Affordable Rents.

Rooftop’s main local authority partners in South Worcestershire and Gloucestershire currently have 10,700 households registered for housing, 5,400 in Wychavon District and 5,300 with Gloucestershire County Council, meaning one in ten people need support to meet their housing needs. 

What we have done

1: Implement HCA Partnering / Framework Agreement (2012-2013)
Continue Matrix Partnership agreement to access HCA funding.

2: Hampton Regeneration, Evesham (2012-13)
Market Town regeneration – delivered 78 homes for rent and 15 shared ownership properties for general needs and housing for older people.

3: Aston Somerville (2011-14)
This was a unique refurbishment and extension of two black and white cottages in Aston Somerville to deliver x 2 three-bed, five person homes which are now available on a shared ownership basis. These homes are built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.

4: Mill Lane, Pershore (2012-14)
Market Town development general needs and low cost home ownership. Fifty vandalised and redundant garages were replaced with seven new affordable homes for local families.

5: Blakes Hill, North Littleton (2012-14)
An affordable housing development at Blakes Hill in North Littleton for 10 zero carbon family homes with associated car parking, play space, Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS), community garden and allotments.

6: Lowesmoor, Worcester (2011-14)
A new landmark building in the heart of historic Worcester providing 22 much-needed affordable homes to local people.

7: Orchard Close, Bredon (2011-15)
Rural Housing, general needs and low cost home ownership.

8: Badsey Fields Lane, Badsey (2011-12)
Rural Housing, general needs and low cost home ownership. This project was completed in June 2011.

9: Cleeve Road, Middle Littleton (2011-15)
Rural Housing general needs.

10: Norton Barracks (2011-15)
The development provides ten modern energy-efficient affordable homes for returning service personnel and those who have retired from the armed forces. These comprise ten four one bed flats and two, two bed flats for affordable rent, two three bed houses for affordable rent and two three bed houses for shared ownership.

11: Frampton Corner (2013-15)
A ground-breaking new affordable housing scheme in Gloucester. The £1.7 million project, at Frampton Corner, Gloucester provided 14 much needed affordable housing units, along with a new vicarage. 

12: New development funding (2013-15)
This project raised £40 million with Legal & General to fund our current and future development programmes up to March 2018

13: Dorothy Terry House, Redditch (2011-15)
Housing with domiciliary care services for older people with dementia.

14: Redevelop Garage Courts, Bishop’s Cleeve (2011-15)
General needs for families. Single person households and those with a disability.

15: Yates Court extension and refurbishment (2011-15)
Market Town renewal and meeting the cross tenure housing and service needs of older people.

16: Wychavon section 106 (2011/15)
This project of 35 homes through Section 106 planning supported the delivery of affordable homes in Wychavon District in response to the county-wide strategic Housing Needs assessment.

17: Bank Street, Coleford (2013-15)
A 'public land' brownfield site acquired in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency delivered 44 apartments for older people offering an 'extra care' living environment, together with five bungalows to support the housing needs of residents with a learning difficulty.

18: The Ridgeway, Cookhill (2014-15)
Working in partnership with Cookhill Parish Council, these 10 new homes respond to the rural housing needs of the Parish with both general needs and low cost home ownership homes

19: Moreton In Marsh Fire College (2013-15)
A section 106 project with Cala and Bloor Homes delivered 21 homes for both affordable rent and shared ownership

20: 41 High St Tewkesbury (2013-15)
A project that sees empty space above a high street shop brought back into use to provide four dwellings to support young people in the town of Tewkesbury. This project implemented the transfer to the Tewkesbury Young People Services from its current home, Tolsey House, to 41 High Street , Tewkesbury.

22: Farleigh Road (2013-15)
Making best use of a redundant garage court, this project delivered five homes for affordable rent, two new build shared ownership homes, one property to be refurbished and sold through shared ownership and a bungalow for outright home ownership

23: Weston Road, Gloucester (2013-15)
This project delivered 14 city centre apartments to meet the needs of Young people, singles and couples through a local lettings plan with Gloucester City Council

24: Gretton Road, Winchcombe (2013-15)
A rural exception project supported through cross subsidy for house sales delivered 10 Homes for affordable rent and specialist support for households with disabilities.

25: Oakdale (2013-15)
An off the shelf purchase, within a mixed tenure estate that delivered nine high quality homes for affordable rent in the town of Lydney, Forest of Dean.

26: Old Station Road, Blakeney (2013-15)
A rural housing project of 17 homes in Blakeney Forest of Dean, supporting the local community needs.

27: Barnwood Road, Gloucester (2011-15)
This scheme delivered 12 affordable rented homes, as part of the 2011/15 HCA allocation.

28: Newlands Pershore (2014-15)
Following the success of the lower Priest Lane Project Pershore, eight homes for Affordable Rent were constructed on the former S and W Antiques Sites, Newlands Road, Pershore

29: Station Rd Honeybourne
Section 106 opportunities delivering affordable home to people with a local connection to the area.