More than 700 new homes were built in
Peterborough during the last financial year according to research
by Peterborough City Council.
Seven hundred and sixty seven new homes were
built across Peterborough between April 2011 and March 2012 -54
more than in 2010/11.
Of the new homes built, 114 (15 per cent) were
affordable. Thirty-six met the Lifetime Homes standard, which means
that the properties meet strict design criteria around
accessibility and adaptability.
Overall, there has been a 58 per cent increase
in the number of new market homes built last year when compared to
the number of new market homes completed for the previous year.
Marco Cereste, Leader of Peterborough City Council, said:
"These figures demonstrate our commitment to providing the
infrastructure to grow Peterborough. As the number of new homes
built nationally continues to falter, it is good news to see
Peterborough's delivery of new homes is on the increase.
"The creation of 767 new homes is a fantastic
achievement, particularly because 57 per cent of these properties
were built on previously developed brownfield land adding to our
Environmental Capital credentials. This surge in the number of
market homes completed indicates an increased confidence in the
local housing market and our capacity to respond to growth.
"It is important that we provide the types of
homes that our residents need whether these are larger, more
prestigious homes, or more affordable housing. We work closely with
housing associations, developers and the Homes and Communities
Agency, which allocates government funding for affordable housing,
to understand the need for this type of home in Peterborough and to
ensure enough are provided.
"About 250 new affordable homes will be built
in Peterborough this year. This is great news for the city, and
will help ensure a continued supply of much needed housing over the
The range of affordable home schemes completed
in the last financial year includes:
- Hyde Minster, part of The Hyde Group, in
partnership with Persimmon Homes, completed phase 2 of a
development at Emperor Way in Fletton. Phase two delivered three
affordable rented homes towards the end of the year adding to the
28 social rented homes delivered in phase 1 during the previous
- Two rural developments in Barnack and Castor
built by Cross Keys Homes as well as the delivery of schemes in
North Street, Stanground and Orchard Street, Woodston. Cross Keys
Homes also delivered 20 affordable homes as part of the first phase
at Thorpe Green in Netherton and ten affordable homes as part of
the first phase at Potters Way in Fengate. These schemes have
provided a mixture of social rented, affordable rented and shared
ownership family houses and bungalows.
- bpha has
delivered 44 affordable properties at Cardea, Stanground. The new
homes have provided a mixture of social rented and intermediate
rented family houses. bpha’s work in Peterborough
will continue with further housing to be built at the new
Stanground site over the next 12 months.