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Drop in and view proposal for affordable homes in Onibury
PEOPLE living in a south Shropshire village are to be given their first chance to look over plans for six affordable new homes in their area.
South Shropshire Housing Association is planning the new development in Onibury, near Craven Arms.
The proposal is still at its early stages, but SSHA is keen to ensure residents are fully informed of the plans from the beginning and wants to hear their views.
A drop-in event is to be held at Onibury village hall tomorrow, Friday, October 5, from 3pm to 8pm, at which representatives of the housing association, Shropshire County Council and ETC Architects will be available to explain the plans, answer questions and gather comments from members of the community.
“The creation of affordable homes in our rural communities is something we are strongly committed to because it allows for people with links to those areas to stay in the place they consider home, without being priced out by the market,”
said Paul Sutton, the association’s director for assets and development.
“However it is extremely important that existing residents support our proposals and have the chance to tell us about any concerns.
“Similar consultations in the past have resulted in quite significant changes to early plans, so it's a process that really does work.
“It's also a chance for us to show people the quality of the homes we build, including the sustainability and energy efficiency measures that are now at the heart of all of our developments.”
The proposed homes will be targeted at local people.