Dacorum Borough Council (DBC) has been awarded £10.9million in funding from Homes England for two affordable housing schemes – the Paradise Depot site and the Marchmont Fields site.
The Homes England funding will go towards the Paradise Depot Scheme, where 56 apartments with a mix of one- and two-bed homes will be built. The scheme will also feature a new centre for homelessness charity DENS, with a foodbank, community café and office space for staff.
The buildings will be heated by an energy-efficient air source heat pump system and will have a number of electric vehicle charging points.
Further funding will go towards the Marchmont Fields site, which will have 32 new homes, including 14 houses and 18 apartments for social rent, due to be completed in spring 2025. All new homes will be heated by air-source heat pumps and the development includes electric vehicle charging points.
Councillor Simy Dhyani, DBC’s portfolio holder for housing and property services, said: “We welcome the funding for these two exciting projects which will bring much-needed affordable housing to the borough, with all homes being provided at social rent levels.
“We are pleased our excellent track record of delivering new homes has been recognised and that we have been awarded funding to accelerate and increase our efforts in building truly affordable homes for our residents.”
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