More affordable family homes will soon become available for borough residents, as building work gets under way this spring at the former Paddock Road Surgery site in South Ham.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council recently completed the sale of its land to Sovereign Housing Association, to enable the housing association to go ahead with the development of five two-storey houses for shared ownership.
The former surgery has been relocated to more suitable premises at the nearby St Andrew’s Centre and the Paddock Road building, which was no longer fit for purpose, was demolished making way for some much-needed housing.
The council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing, Regeneration, Arts and Heritage Cllr Terri Reid said: “Helping to provide affordable homes in the borough for local people is a key priority for this council.
“I’m delighted that our work with Sovereign has resulted in the creation of new housing opportunities for this piece of vacant land in South Ham. We look forward to seeing the new homes becoming occupied by local families and the site thriving once again.
“Many local people need a helping hand to buy their own homes and it is important we do what we can to generate the right type of housing to meet this growing need.”
Head of Development at Sovereign Stuart Roberts said: “We’re really pleased that by working in partnership with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, we’ll soon be able to see work start on this redundant site to transform it into five new affordable homes. It’s only by working together we’re able to make much-needed affordable housing like this possible.”