3 two-bedroom bungalow
4 two-bedroom houses
Gentoo Group is committed to building high-quality new homes which provide spacious living accommodation, private gardens and parking. Our homes have a contemporary design, large footprints and big windows. We want to reduce the carbon footprint of our new homes and are introducing energy-saving measures wherever possible.
The scheme has been designed to ensure that it will not increase the risk of flooding elsewhere through the use of sustainable drainage systems. The site access has also been carefully considered from a safety perspective. A full suite of technical reports were submitted with the planning application.
We appreciate that the spaces around our homes are also important and the designs are focused on creating attractive landscaped areas which maximise opportunities for wildlife. Trees and shrubs will offer food and shelter for wildlife, bat and bird boxes will be provided and flowering plants will be introduced to attract bees and other insects.
At Gentoo Group, we want our homes to be affordable to all and the following tenures are proposed:
‘Affordable rent’ is housing which is rented out at a reduced price. The rent is guaranteed to be 20% less than the market value. This means that a house which would be £100 per week if rented privately would only be £80 per week with Gentoo Group.
‘Shared ownership’ is a government-backed scheme designed to act as a stepping stone into low cost home ownership. Residents buy a percentage of their home and pay rent on the remainder at a discounted rate. As time goes on, more of the home can be purchased until it is owned outright, though there is no obligation to do so.
With ‘Rent to Buy’, working households can rent at ‘affordable rent’ for a minimum of five years. The expectation (although not obligation) is that this period of paying an affordable rent gives residents the chance to save for a cash deposit so they can apply to buy a share, or all of the home during their tenancy.
We consulted on our proposals for this site between 23 September and 12 October 2020. We reviewed the feedback received and submitted a planning application for the development in November 2021. We successfully obtained planning permission for this development in June 2022.