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First residents move in to regenerated Shottery Hall site



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Cllr Stephen Thirlwell, deputy leader of Stratford District Council; residents Danielle, Diana and George Hinton; and David Blower, Stonewater’s executive director for corporate services. (Submitted photo)
Cllr Stephen Thirlwell, deputy leader of Stratford District Council; residents Danielle, Diana and George Hinton; and David Blower, Stonewater’s executive director for corporate services. (Submitted photo)

THE first residents have moved into a £1.5million development of 11 affordable homes that have been built within the grounds of Shottery Hall.

The homes are being initially offered to people with a connection to Stratford-upon-avon and form part of Spitfire Bespoke Homes’ The Cedars development of 32 homes between Church Lane and Alcester Road.

Shottery Hall burned down a few years ago.

“The high cost of good-quality housing in the Stratford area is making it increasingly difficult for many local people, particularly young families and key workers, to find affordable housing close to their families, friends and place of work,” said David Blower, executive director of housing association Stonewater.

“We hope that these new affordable homes in Church Lane will help meet this housing need and give local people an opportunity to have a quality home at a price they can afford, in a great location.”

Cllr Stephen Thirlwell, deputy leader of Stratford District Council, added: “The council’s core strategy has highlighted the need for affordable housing, so the development of the former Shottery Hall grounds is a welcome addition in helping to achieve this need and has also demonstrated how well both the private and public sector can work together to create such a pleasing development.”



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