New homes complete for Rural Housing Week

Sunday, 30th July 2017

These new homes in the village of Stannington will help keep the village affordable for local families.

Work has just been completed on these eight new affordable homes in the Northumberland village of Stannington – coinciding with national Rural Housing Week.

Karbon Homes has led the £850,000 development, alongside main contractor NB Clark from Morpeth.

The Maple Court development contains four 3 bed houses and four 2 bed bungalows, located on land next to The Beeches on the northern edge of the village.

The development was funded by Karbon Homes alongside a contribution of £200,000 from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

Karbon consulted extensively with Northumberland County Council and with Stannington Parish Council, to ensure the new homes matched local housing needs.

Vince Walsh, development and regeneration manager for Karbon Homes, said: “We know the level of demand for good quality, affordable homes in an attractive village like Stannington.

“We often find that families are being priced out of areas where their parents and grandparents have lived, so it’s vital for the local area that we can provide these homes in such an excellent location.”

The new homes in Stannington, within commuting distance of Newcastle, form part of Karbon’s regionwide development programme, with a total of 2,500 homes to be built over the next four years.

Besides the new homes in Stannington, Karbon Homes is currently close to completion of a £1m development in Bellingham, Northumberland, and is just starting work on a £2.9m project to build 22 family homes in the village of Ovingham in Tynedale.

Karbon is also working to bring forward a new development of 12 affordable homes in Newbrough, near Hexham.

Karbon Homes is supporting the National Housing Federation as it promotes Rural Housing Week. The federation is drawing attention to the importance of affordable homes in rural areas, not only to ensure local families can remain in their home area, but also to ensure the survival of the rural economy, helping shops and services to remain viable.