Fifty-five new and affordable homes have been completed for rent and shared ownership in Bushey and Deputy Mayor of Hertsmere has officially declared the homes open.
Hightown Housing Association has delivered the homes on Rossway Quarter, located on Plomley Place off Rossway Drive. 37 have been allocated to people in housing need nominated by Hertsmere Borough Council and 18 will help people get their first step on the property ladder through shared ownership. The development consists of 31 one and two-bedroom apartments and 24 two and three-bedroom houses.
To celebrate the opening of the new homes, a special ribbon-cutting event took place where the Deputy Mayor of Hertsmere, Councillor John Graham, declared the homes officially open.
Cllr John Graham said: “It was a great honour to open these new homes and I enjoyed meeting the residents and everyone at Hightown. As house prices and private rents increase, affordable housing is vital as it means more of our younger residents can afford to stay in Hertsmere. This is an excellent development and I am sure the residents will be happy living here for many years to come.”
Construction began in March 2019 and despite the significant challenges for the construction industry caused by COVID, the development was recently completed and the majority of the residents have now moved in.
David Bogle, Chief Executive at Hightown Housing Association, said: “Bushey is a great place to live and I’m proud that we were able to deliver one of the few 100% affordable housing developments in the area. A lot of thought went into the design to ensure we created a community as well as high-quality homes.”