Planning permission has been granted to build eight purpose built modular homes in Hemel Hempstead, to help tackle homelessness in the area by providing a safe space for individuals.
The eight single person home units will be built in the Woodhall Farm area of town near Aragon Close, and the homes are specially designed to support and protect vulnerable residents.
The homes are designed to Future Homes Standards, exceeding building regulations for sound insulation and energy efficiency, with electricity for each SoloHaus costing just £5/week.
Dacorum Borough Council (DBC) has funded seven of the modular homes and private housebuilder, The Hill Group, have adding a further unit as part of Foundation 200, a £15million initiative to donate 200 modular homes to local authorities and homelessness charities by 2025.
Councillor Margaret Griffiths, Dacorum Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Housing said: “We are delighted to be able to provide these energy efficient homes for people in the greatest housing need in Dacorum. The modular homes provide an independent, safe, environment for residents to take the next step into more permanent accommodation.”
Andy Hill, Group Chief Executive of The Hill Group said: “We’re proud to be working with our partners Dacorum Borough Council to provide the very first SoloHaus homes in Hertfordshire, giving vulnerable individuals safe, secure homes in which to rebuild their lives.”
For more information visit about housing in Dacorum visit www.dacorum.gov.uk/home/housing/housing-advice-and-options