Unanimous approval for Replacing unfit Airey Housing

Updated: Feb 17, 2020

Prefabs are going to make way for 21 new affordable homes.

Plans submitted by Rooftop Housing Group to replace 10 Airey Houses on Manor Road in Middle Littleton have been passed unanimously Wychavon District Council Planning Committee on Thursday 6th February.

The current Airey houses are post war prefabricated houses made from a precast concrete system which are inefficient and costly to maintain. They have gone beyond their economic life and an estimate of two more years had been given for their useful state.

A community led process was undertaken during the planning of this development and the current residents are involved in the process extensively to help create a layout which is suitable for their individual needs. This relationship has helped Rooftop to relocate all the current residents and every family will be able to return to the development, if they wish, once it has been completed.

Once redeveloped this new community will comprise of 21 units for Social rent, affordable rent and Shared Ownership. Built by Local Homes, an off-site advanced housing manufacturer using a closed timber frame system these properties will be a more sustainable, environmentally conscious, low carbon alternative to more traditional brick-built structures.

Boris Worrall, Group Chief Executive for Rooftop Housing Group said, “There is a huge demand for affordable housing in Wychavon and we are really proud that we are able to redevelop this site to provide many high-quality homes for the local community.”

Work on the new development will commence in March with the residents being able to move into the new properties in Spring 2021.

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