BUSINESS: Local developer invests over £1m in affordable family homes


A £1m housing investment completed earlier this year is continuing to bring affordable housing to families in Bournemouth.

DWP housing partnership completed work on Harry Paye Close in May this year. The six new homes, situated in Poole, are now home to several happy families. 

The builds were the second phase the development near to the Shah of Persia pub; the first saw the building of 10 new homes.

A resident in one of the new houses said moving in was the best decision her family has ever made.

Lauren Walton, husband Jamie and daughter Ava, five, live in one of the two bedroom houses on Harry Paye Close.

Lauren, who is pregnant, said: “We absolutely love it here.

“We were cautious about moving but it was the best decision we ever made. It is so quiet, you don’t realise you are so close to the main road, and it is in a great location.

“The house is really warm and we have lovely neighbours. With new builds there are always little issues, but these have all been rectified immediately. I really can’t fault DWP.”

The business currently has other new developments under construction in the Bournemouth and Poole area and plans for several more in the future.

Steve Wells from DWP said: “We are committed to providing more affordable homes and these include houses for families.

“We want our tenants to stay with us for as long as possible so it is in our interest to build homes that people want – and that means extra investment.

“Feedback from residents has been excellent and we are now concentrating on other developments as well as updating our existing housing stock.”


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