Two earth turning events in a week for Hastoe East

Two earth turning events have been held this week to mark the start of two much-needed affordable housing schemes in Hastoe’s East region.

Horseheath earth turningThe first earth turning event of the week was held on 23 October at Audley Way, in Horseheath, Cambridgeshire. Councillor David Bard, Chairman of South Cambridgeshire District Council marked the official start of the scheme. The development will provide three high-quality sustainable homes for local people to rent. The homes are due to be completed by June 2014. Two of the houses will meet Passivhaus standard and all will be to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.

The second earth turning event was held on 25 October at Broomfields, in Hatfield Heath, Essex. Councillor MP Sir Alan Haselhurst officially marked the start of the development. The scheme will provide 14 quality sustainable homes for local people, including one for shared ownership and 13 houses for rent. The homes in are due to be completed by September 2014. The majority of the homes will be to Passivhaus standard.

As rural exception site developments, priority for the homes is for local people now and in the future.  Hastoe has obtained grant funding from the Homes and Communities Agency to develop the homes.

John Lefever, Regional Head of Development, for Hastoe East region comments:

“Both events were a great success and we are looking forward to continuing the development of these homes which are very important to the local communities in these areas. We are also grateful to the Homes and Communities Agency for the investment that helped make it possible.”


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