New homes for Buxton

73 new affordable homes, with great countryside views have been officially opened in Buxton.

The new homes cater for everyone, with two, three and four bedroom homes and bungalows. They’ve all been built to Nationally Designed Space Standards, and built on grassland previously owned by High Peak Borough Council.

New resident Laura said: “The street has a good vibe. It doesn’t feel claustrophobic. There’s a wide sweeping road running through the development with plenty of parking.”

Her neighbour Donna added: “We’d been on a housing waiting list for nearly two years. We now have a three-bedroom affordable rent home that’s large enough for all the family.”

The new scheme, on the outskirts of the town, is helping to house local people in homes for affordable rent, shared ownership and Rent to Buy.

Natalie, a new shared owner commented: “It’s the family home we’ve always dreamed of living in. It would have been out of our reach without the opportunity shared ownership offered us.”

Joe, who has also purchased one of the new shared ownership homes said: “It’s helped me get back on the property ladder, and made the process much more affordable. My future feels secure.”

At the opening on Thursday 21 April 2022, our team met with visitors from High Peak Borough Council and Homes England for a tour of the site.

Fiona Sloman, Executive Councillor for Housing at High Peak Borough Council, commented: “Our homes are the foundations on which we build our lives, and we want to see a variety of high quality properties available in the High Peak which meet local demand. This development at Granby Road does just that, by offering a range of affordable options for local people. I wish all those who come to live here every happiness.”

Richard Vickery, Assistant Director for Development, NCHA added: “It is wonderful to celebrate the completion of 73 much-needed affordable homes in Buxton. We succeeded by working together in partnership with High Peak Borough Council, Homes England, Countryside Properties and Pelham to achieve quality new homes for people that need them most.”

The development, costing £11.3m, was part funded by a £2.7m grant from Homes England.