Fourteen new homes for Hatfield Heath

The Rt Hon Sir Alan Haselhurst, MP for Saffron Walden officially opened fourteen new Hastoe homes at Moat Field, Hatfield Heath on Friday 3 July 2015.

Hastoe was invited to the area by the Parish Council in 2009 to provide information on rural housing and asked Hastoe to develop new homes in February 2010.

The scheme comprises thirteen homes for affordable rent and one for shared ownership. The rented homes consist of two one-bed flats, eight two-bed houses and three three-bed houses. The site was chosen partly in order to provide allotments for the homes.

The parish council was very supportive throughout the process. It took a long time to determine the site, as we had two sites available. The parish council eventually chose the Moat Field site.

It was a requirement by the parish council that the affordable housing would also provide allotment space. This was one of the reasons for this site.

Opening the scheme, the Rt Hon Sir Alan Haselhurst said:

“I attended this wonderful scheme over a year ago when I was privileged to dig the first bit of soil to mark the start of this much needed affordable housing scheme. It has moved on since then to be scheme that fits into the locality perfectly.

“I’m pleased Hastoe worked so well with the Parish council and that the scheme is built largely to Passivhaus standards and that as a result residents, are protected from much of the noise of planes to Stansted airport.”

Kevin Hartnett, Business Development Director at Hastoe Housing Association, added:

“I’m thrilled to see our development at Hatfield Heath open nearly six years after work first began. My thanks to Sir Alan for opening the homes and to everyone involved in making this project a reality.

“These homes mean that local people won’t need to move away from the area that they were born in, grew up in or work in, and they will be held for the local community in perpetuity.”

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