After research found that median quartile house prices in Pinvin were £460,000, that’s 15 times the median quartile income.And at these levels the opportunity of a home ownership is seen as an unachievable for many.
Working alongside Rooftop Housing and Piper Living, planning permission was secured on a site on the edge of the village. A sensitive design features 17 two- and 17 three-bed homes and is being built to the highest energy-efficient standards. Eight of the homes are for shared ownership with the remainder being affordable homes to rent.
Greg James from WP Housing said: “We pinpointed the site and worked with Piper Living to take the scheme through planning, establish a robust business case, and then create a sensitive design with extensive open space and the potential to create community allotments.”
The homes are set in a development that provides a nature conservation area, a community orchard which alongside the play area provides natural play and a space for social interaction.