Thirty new homes have reached the early stages of development in Bishop's Cleeve, Gloucestershire.

This £3.5 million scheme incorporating a mixture of affordable rent and shared ownership properties, will be delivered on behalf of Rooftop Housing Group by local contractor, Speller Metcalfe with the support of Tewkesbury Borough Council and Funding through Homes England. These homes will help meet the growing demand for affordable homes for both rent and low-cost homes ownership.

Recent studies by the National Housing Federation suggest that 90,000 affordable homes for rent are needed annually. The Clevelands project is part of Rooftop’s plan to deliver 1000 homes by 2023.

Building Great Homes is a Rooftop passion and these are designed our own ‘Rooftop Living Homes Standard’, that promotes great design and environmental sustainability. Using renewable energy sources each home will be highly efficient, meeting the EPC ‘A’ rating to create warm, energy and future-proof homes for residents with sustainable features including, rainwater harvesting, compost bins and cycle areas.

David Hannon Development Director said, "Our commitment and work in Bishop's Cleeve continues with this great project, one that we can be truly proud of.

We are working in strange times and to see new homes being built to support the economy recovery bringing employment and opportunities for local suppliers is fantastic. And let us not forget we are bringing homes to people who need them."

Mark Eaton, Living Manager at Speller Metcalfe, said: “Speller Metcalfe has a long history of successful delivery in partnership with Rooftop Housing Group and we are proud to deliver a scheme that will provide benefits right across the community, from local employment opportunities during construction to new homes for residents.”

Rooftop Housing Group is aware of the high demand for high-quality affordable housing throughout Gloucestershire and is proud to be able to provide affordable options for renters and purchasers allowing them to remain in their existing communities where they have already established links through work, schools, family, friends and other activities.

The scheme is set to complete in autumn 2021.

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