Work to start on final phase of housing development

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Work to build nearly 300 homes in Telford will start in August signalling the completion of one of the town’s most significant housing developments of the last decade.

Jessup Brothers will be developing the final two phases of Lightmoor Village in partnership with Bournville Village Trust (BVT) and Homes England.

The homes will be split into two developments providing homes for sale and affordable rent.

The first phase, The Croppings 2, will be made up of 96 homes for first time buyers looking to get onto the property ladder and families in need of affordable homes to rent.

Jessup has agreed a sale to housing association GreenSquareAccord which will form a housing co-operative for residents at The Croppings 2 in partnership with Bournville Village Trust.

The second development, The Woodlands, will feature 202 homes with 50 for affordable rent which will be managed by Bournville Village Trust.

The remaining 152 homes will be available for people to buy and Jessup will be developing a range of two, three and four-bedroom homes.

Pete Richmond, chief executive of Bournville Village Trust, said: “These final two developments are much more than just a key milestone for Lightmoor, they signal the completion of one of Telford’s most significant housing developments of the last decade.

“Combined they will create hundreds of new homes for affordable rent and sale, helping to build an inclusive and mixed communities which will complement the wider Village.

“We are really pleased to be working with Homes England, Jessup Brothers and GreenSquareAccord to deliver the final part of Lightmoor and to be doing this despite the challenges of Covid.”

Clive Jessup, chief executive of Jessup Brothers, said: “We are delighted to now be progressing this key residential scheme with our partners using our local supply chain.”