Crawley Down gets 26 new affordable homes for local people

26 new affordable homes for the village of Crawley Down, 22 for rent and 4 for shared ownership, were opened by Cllr Norman Webster, Cabinet Member for Health and Community for Mid Sussex District Council, on Friday 17 July 2015.

Work started on the homes in autumn 2013 and was completed earlier this year. The 22 rented homes are made up of six one-bedroom flats, four two-bedroom flats, six two-bedroom houses and six three-bedroom houses. There are also two two-bedroom flats and two two-bedroom houses for shared ownership.

All 26 of the new homes for Crawley Down are certified to the Passivhaus standard, meaning that they are very energy efficient, super insulated and keep energy costs very low for the people living in them, whilst being very warm and comfortable.

Opening the scheme, Cllr Webster said:

“It’s fantastic to see the completion of these new affordable homes. They provide local people from an expensive part of the district with the opportunity to remain part of their local community.

“There is a clear need for more affordable housing in Mid Sussex and this project is a very positive step forward. These homes have been built to a high standard and are energy efficient to help protect the environment and keep fuel bills low. We hope that the residents moving in will be very happy here.”

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

“There has been a great deal of work involved in providing these new homes for Crawley Down, from my colleagues, those in the Council, and our contractors, and I’m delighted that the scheme is now open for the benefit of people and families from the local area.

“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 because of a lack for local, affordable housing, and these homes will be held in perpetuity for the local community.”

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