Posted on 6 July 2017

New affordable housing development in Shropshire announced

Trident Group announces new development in Shropshire as Rural Housing Week highlights importance of affordable housing

The launch of a new development of 61 affordable homes for local people of Telford, Shropshire has today been given the seal of approval by the Mayor of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin.

TRIDENT GROUP, today announced that they will be completing work on the new homes, which will offer a lifeline to many local residents otherwise priced out of an area they have known all their lives.

The visit from the Mayor of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin, Councillor Stephen Reynolds came as housing associations up and down the country celebrate Rural Housing Week (3 to 7 July) to highlight how new housing can breathe life into rural communities.

It also promotes how house building can be key to the survival of vital community assets and services, such as schools, post offices and pubs.

The National Housing Federation recently identified strong support for new housing in rural England. Almost two thirds (65%) of rural residents back new homes in their area if they are affordable to local people on average incomes1.

The Mayor of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin said, “I am very pleased to be welcoming further developments to the Borough and it is fantastic to see that we are continuing to provide quality homes for the local community. I very much look forward to visiting the new development once it is complete.”

David Jones, Director of Housing and Social Care for the Trident Group said “We are looking forward to working with the Telford and Wrekin Council at what we consider to be the start of an exciting development and fruitful partnership. In addition, we are also looking forward to our partnership work on the development with the award winning developers, Jessups Brothers, to create these new homes for the people within the local community.”

David Orr, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation, said: “Far too few homes are being built for local people across rural England and communities are disappearing as a result.

“Housing associations like Trident Group are a key part of the solution to the rural housing crisis. They are a great example of how, with the right support, housing associations can build the homes local people and their rural communities so desperately need.

“I’m delighted that Rural Housing Week is shining a spotlight on the innovation of housing associations like Trident Group.”

Ahead of Rural Housing Week, many housing associations across England have been signing up to the National Housing Federation’s Rural Housing 5-Star Plan.

The plan challenges the sector to increase delivery of rural housing and continue contributing to a living and working countryside.