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Exciting plans for anniversary year

Warwickshire Rural Housing Association (WRHA) has announced exciting plans to expand into new areas and new types of affordable homes as it celebrates its 30th anniversary during 2019.

During the coming year, it has plans to bring a further 21 affordable homes to four Warwickshire villages.

Next month WRHA will be moving into North Warwickshire for the first time when it takes ownership of two affordable bungalows in Corley, thanks to funding from North Warwickshire Borough Council.

In June, a development of seven homes is due to be completed in Great Alne, with funding from Stratford-on-Avon District Council,

The following month, WRHA will come full circle when it celebrates the completion of its development in Stretton on Fosse.  WRHA’s first ever development, Harolds Orchard, began in the village 30 years ago, followed by phase two in 2009.

Now the third and final phase of Harolds Orchard is being developed with a further four houses and one bungalow.

This Summer will see another first, with WRHA aiming to submit plans for a ground-breaking site in Bearley.  WRHA is investigating the possibility of a modular development which would see the seven affordable homes built in sections and craned into the site, including fully fitted kitchens and bathrooms.

Richard Mugglestone, Company Secretary of WRHA, said: “Our 30th anniversary year is set to be an exciting time.  As a small rural affordable housing provider, expanding into North Warwickshire is a major move for us.

“Affordable properties are vital to the sustainability of Warwickshire’s rural communities and we are pleased to be bringing more small schemes to local villages this year.”