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Weobley heritage celebrated at scheme opening

24 February 2016
Pepper Plock Ley housing development in Weobley

A new housing development in Weobley has been officially opened.

The eight-unit scheme, named Pepper Plock Ley by Weobley Parish Council, has been built by leading housing and care provider Sanctuary Group, in partnership with Herefordshire Council.

Part-funded by the Homes and Communities Agency and constructed by Sanctuary’s appointed contractors Markey Construction Ltd, the housing development comprises a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses and 2 one-bedroom flats, with five homes already rented and three available for shared ownership.

Guests at the opening event included representatives from Herefordshire Council and Weobley Parish Council.

The event gave guests the opportunity to have a tour of the new scheme, meet one of the residents and enjoy coffee and cake in one of the shared ownership homes.

Projects supported as a direct result of Sanctuary’s investment on the site includes the refurbishment of the parish council managed public toilets, including the installation of new windows and tiling, plus the relocation of children’s play equipment in the local park.

Jim Wright, Sanctuary’s project manager, said: “It was a pleasure to be joined by so many local representatives for the official opening of this scheme and to show them around these fantastic new homes.

“Sanctuary is delighted with Pepper Plock Ley. It is providing much-needed affordable homes for rent, whilst the shared ownership units are a great way to give more local people the chance to get a foot on the housing ladder. With both its name and appearance, we were keen for the scheme to have a local connection and to mark the heritage of this beautiful village.”

Councillor Patricia Morgan, Herefordshire Council cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “Herefordshire Council is delighted with the new development at Pepper Plock Ley in Weobley. The homes not only complement the heritage of the historic village, they also help the council to achieve its aims of delivering suitable affordable housing for residents across the county.”

The shared ownership units available are 2 two-bedroom and 1 three-bedroom house, prices starting from £37,500 based on purchasing a 25% share. All properties have upgraded kitchens and bathrooms, enclosed gardens and private off-street parking. For more information, please call 0800 916 1444 or email home.buy@sanctuary-housing.co.uk and ask about incentives.