Mayor unveils new affordable homes, built by Hightown Praetorian & Churches Housing Association, on former garage site in Wheathampstead

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Mayor unveils new affordable homes built on former garage site Mayor unveils new affordable homes built on former garage site

Two new affordable homes built on a former council garage site in Wheathampstead were unveiled on Wednesday.

The two-bedroom houses in Beech Crescent, which were were built by Hightown Praetorian & Churches Housing Association, were opened by the Mayor of St Albans, Annie Brewster.

They have been built on under-utilised garage sites formally owned by St Albans District Council.

The city’s mayor said: "I would like to congratulate and thank Hightown, the architect, the builders and everyone concerned in delivering these stylish new houses in Beech Crescent. I acknowledge the project has taken considerable time but it was essential they complemented what already exists in the locality and, indeed, they do splendidly. I am delighted to be opening these much-needed new homes in my village."

While Councillor Brian Ellis, Portfolio Holder for Housing at the council, said: "The council is creating new affordable homes by working with partners to develop some of our under-utilised garage-sites as part of our wider strategy to provide more affordable housing in the district. I am very pleased to see this strategy put into effect today, with the completion of these new developments in Wheathampstead."

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2:11pm Sat 8 Feb 14

mr.taxpayer says...

Well dont St.Albans council, two houses built in St Albans last year and two built this year.

That'll sort the housing lists out.

WHY NOT BUILD 500 NEW COUNCIL HOUSES NOT JUST 2
Well dont St.Albans council, two houses built in St Albans last year and two built this year. That'll sort the housing lists out. WHY NOT BUILD 500 NEW COUNCIL HOUSES NOT JUST 2 mr.taxpayer

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