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Platform to deliver affordable housing to Coventry area

More affordable living opportunities are being lined up for a village near Coventry after plans were issued to build 260 new homes.

Platform Housing Group, one of the largest housing associations in the Midlands is working with developers Countryside Partnerships on the site in the village of Keresley which is located to the north of the city.

Kate Ellison, Director of Land, Partnerships and Business Development for Platform said: “We’re delighted to be delivering this much needed affordable housing to the area. It’s great to be working with our key partners in Coventry on what will be one of our largest sites to date, bringing a mix of affordable tenures and creating more quality homes. Platform is dedicated to continuing this kind of delivery in what is a challenging environment for the sector and we plan to have started work on around 1600 homes in total by March 2024. I want to extend my thanks to the team at Countryside for their work, as well as our legal colleagues at Devonshires and employer’s agent Walker Pritchard and we look forward to being part of this project alongside them all.”

The project is part of a larger deal for the area where over 500 homes in total will be built. Adam Sharpe, Managing Director, Countryside Partnerships South West Midlands, said: “Finalising these deals is a major step forward in bringing 550 much-needed new homes to Keresley, and we’re pleased to be working with Platform Housing Group to build out 260 new affordable homes on their behalf. Set in beautiful surroundings and with good links to Coventry and the M6, these homes promise an exceptional lifestyle and the opportunity for people to thrive as part of a flourishing community.”

The agreed outline plans will provide options for affordable rented and shared ownership properties and work is expected to start early next year.


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