Two weeks left for Boscombe residents to snap up “affordable eco home”

Bournemouth Echo: ECO ROAD: Gladstone Mews ECO ROAD: Gladstone Mews

BOSCOMBE residents have just two weeks left to snap up an “affordable eco home” that comes with a community orchard and the use of an electric car.

The Gladstone Mews development, currently being built in Gladstone Road, Boscombe, is being offered on a shared ownership basis to Boscombe residents only between June 2 and June 22.

After that, the homes will be opened up to residents of East Cliff and Springbourne, Littledown and Iford and West Southbourne for an additional three weeks and, if still available after that, they will be offered to residents across the whole of Bournemouth and finally across the whole of Dorset.

Councillor Jane Kelly, Cabinet Member for Partnerships and Regeneration, inset, said: “It’s fantastic to see the new Gladstone Mews housing scheme taking shape and that we are now in a position to offer the opportunity for local people to buy a house that is affordable.

“Providing more good quality housing in Boscombe is a high priority for this council and the Boscombe Regeneration Partner-ship and it will help to redress the balance of the over-supply of private-sector rented homes and encourage more people to own their own home in Boscombe.”

According to Bournemouth 2026’s website, the homes will range in price from £180,000 for a two-bedroom mid-terrace to £235,000 for a three-bedroom detached property.

Applicants will have to get a mortgage for 65 per cent of the sale price and then pay rent on the remaining 35 per cent.

This monthly rental payment will be between £100.80 and £134.40.

All houses have their own garden and residents also have use of a community orchard and growing space. All the properties also have solar PV panels, water butts, excellent insulation and efficient gas boilers.

A Co-Wheels Car Club electric car will be available on site, along with a high-speed electric vehicle charger that can take up to three vehicles at a time.

The Gladstone Mews develop-ment has been built on the former BCCA site.

The development also includes a new creative hub called ‘The Old School House By The Sea.”

Information on how to apply for a property is available at www.bournemouth2026.org.uk

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11:23am Tue 10 Jun 14

misplacedspaniard says...

How on earth is this 'affordable?'

These people make me sick.
How on earth is this 'affordable?' These people make me sick. misplacedspaniard
  • Score: 14

11:43am Tue 10 Jun 14

muscliffman says...

When did a Lib-Dem/Green Party coalition take over in our Town Hall?

What an expensive pile of undesirable recyclable organic waste this all is!
When did a Lib-Dem/Green Party coalition take over in our Town Hall? What an expensive pile of undesirable recyclable organic waste this all is! muscliffman
  • Score: 7

12:33pm Tue 10 Jun 14

BIGTONE says...

180 Grand plus affordable???
Haaaaaaaaaaaa
180 Grand plus affordable??? Haaaaaaaaaaaa BIGTONE
  • Score: 23

12:38pm Tue 10 Jun 14

jinglebell says...

Extortionate prices for LEASEHOLD properties when you can buy a 2 bedroom mid terrace house in Boscombe currently at £179,000 FREEHOLD!! Why would anyone in their right mind buy a LEASEHOLD property and ALSO pay an additional £100 extra for the privilege of having less than a freehold?
B'mth Council told us they had done their market research and produced a business plan and on the basis of both they knew people would be "lining up in Boscombe to buy" the leases on these properties because the leases would be sold at affordable prices. Well, once again what an astonishing abject failure our Council's has produced.
If anyone falls for such a poor deal, they will have been well and truly duped out of their money; at least Dick Turpin had the decency to wear a mask when he robbed people blind.
Extortionate prices for LEASEHOLD properties when you can buy a 2 bedroom mid terrace house in Boscombe currently at £179,000 FREEHOLD!! Why would anyone in their right mind buy a LEASEHOLD property and ALSO pay an additional £100 extra for the privilege of having less than a freehold? B'mth Council told us they had done their market research and produced a business plan and on the basis of both they knew people would be "lining up in Boscombe to buy" the leases on these properties because the leases would be sold at affordable prices. Well, once again what an astonishing abject failure our Council's has produced. If anyone falls for such a poor deal, they will have been well and truly duped out of their money; at least Dick Turpin had the decency to wear a mask when he robbed people blind. jinglebell
  • Score: 24

2:07pm Tue 10 Jun 14

speedy231278 says...

How many drunks and drug dealers do you get in the garden?
How many drunks and drug dealers do you get in the garden? speedy231278
  • Score: 16

2:34pm Tue 10 Jun 14

pete woodley says...

speedy231278 wrote:
How many drunks and drug dealers do you get in the garden?
Should that be "can you get" in the garden.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: How many drunks and drug dealers do you get in the garden?[/p][/quote]Should that be "can you get" in the garden. pete woodley
  • Score: 5

2:36pm Tue 10 Jun 14

West Howe Sean says...

To get a 65% mortgage you would need a £55,000 pa income at current multiples.

Who with a job that pays £55,000 a year would want to live there? And who has a job that pays £50,000 a year in Bournemouth?
To get a 65% mortgage you would need a £55,000 pa income at current multiples. Who with a job that pays £55,000 a year would want to live there? And who has a job that pays £50,000 a year in Bournemouth? West Howe Sean
  • Score: 16

3:54pm Tue 10 Jun 14

MrsRuggaball says...

I think it's Great that someone is building family homes in Boscombe instead of the usual flats, rabbit hutches and shoe boxes which are snapped up by slum landlords and rented out! This means you can get a new house with a garden for £117,000. Great for local people wanting to get a foot on the property ladder!
I think it's Great that someone is building family homes in Boscombe instead of the usual flats, rabbit hutches and shoe boxes which are snapped up by slum landlords and rented out! This means you can get a new house with a garden for £117,000. Great for local people wanting to get a foot on the property ladder! MrsRuggaball
  • Score: 6

4:16pm Tue 10 Jun 14

BmthNewshound says...

Another token gesture from a Council in the continuing saga of Boscombes regeneration. Jane Kelly will almost certainly go down as one of the worst cabinet members in the towns history, and thats saying something.
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In all of this talk of regeneration we hear nothing about economic regeneration and the creation of jobs which pay a decent wage. Even the 2 bed mid-terrace will be beyond the means of the majority of local people - and with the stricter mortgage rules its going to make getting a mortgage even more difficult especially and buyers will need to find £6k for the deposit.
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Beesley is using taxpayers money to play at being property developer - Leyton Mount (Citrus Building) and now Gladstone Mews both being built for private ownership. It would be more sensible to use publicly owned land to build more social housing which would really help to address the towns affordable housing shortage.
Another token gesture from a Council in the continuing saga of Boscombes regeneration. Jane Kelly will almost certainly go down as one of the worst cabinet members in the towns history, and thats saying something. . In all of this talk of regeneration we hear nothing about economic regeneration and the creation of jobs which pay a decent wage. Even the 2 bed mid-terrace will be beyond the means of the majority of local people - and with the stricter mortgage rules its going to make getting a mortgage even more difficult especially and buyers will need to find £6k for the deposit. . Beesley is using taxpayers money to play at being property developer - Leyton Mount (Citrus Building) and now Gladstone Mews both being built for private ownership. It would be more sensible to use publicly owned land to build more social housing which would really help to address the towns affordable housing shortage. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 8

4:53pm Tue 10 Jun 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

I am 100 per cent behind you,BmthNewshound.Ja
ne Kelly once asked a face painter to paint her face.When ask what face she wanted put on.Jane said 'A clown'.

The woman is not a politician but a 'busybody' who has only been in Boscombe a short time and knows nothing about the history.

The only reason she got the regeneration portfolio is that when she lived in Wiltshire she was a farmer and John Beesley worked out that being a farmer she'd be used to bulls**t and that is what Boscombe Regeneration is.
I am 100 per cent behind you,BmthNewshound.Ja ne Kelly once asked a face painter to paint her face.When ask what face she wanted put on.Jane said 'A clown'. The woman is not a politician but a 'busybody' who has only been in Boscombe a short time and knows nothing about the history. The only reason she got the regeneration portfolio is that when she lived in Wiltshire she was a farmer and John Beesley worked out that being a farmer she'd be used to bulls**t and that is what Boscombe Regeneration is. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 5

4:54pm Tue 10 Jun 14

churchill gardens resident says...

How can affordable be paying a mortgage of £120000.00 & rent be for an average Bournemouth resident be.. I guess janes pals round at the local housing partnertship could afford to buy them, Then they could rent them out. I agree with Bmthnewshound. Jane Kelly will go down as the worst cabinet member in history maby she should stick to what she knows farming
How can affordable be paying a mortgage of £120000.00 & rent be for an average Bournemouth resident be.. I guess janes pals round at the local housing partnertship could afford to buy them, Then they could rent them out. I agree with Bmthnewshound. Jane Kelly will go down as the worst cabinet member in history maby she should stick to what she knows farming churchill gardens resident
  • Score: 8

6:51pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Bob49 says...

MrsRuggaball wrote:
I think it's Great that someone is building family homes in Boscombe instead of the usual flats, rabbit hutches and shoe boxes which are snapped up by slum landlords and rented out! This means you can get a new house with a garden for £117,000. Great for local people wanting to get a foot on the property ladder!
People don't want ladders, they want homes. Something that this country could provide 50 years ago but now with all the technology we have we seem unable to do

As to Bournemouth Council some may remember the way they priced the surf pods - way, way over the top - and the council is still refusing to tell us how much they paid the Hemingways to paint them and put in a toastmaker and kettle. That project has lost the council (us taxpayers) over £2m so far.

A council not fit for purpose.
[quote][p][bold]MrsRuggaball[/bold] wrote: I think it's Great that someone is building family homes in Boscombe instead of the usual flats, rabbit hutches and shoe boxes which are snapped up by slum landlords and rented out! This means you can get a new house with a garden for £117,000. Great for local people wanting to get a foot on the property ladder![/p][/quote]People don't want ladders, they want homes. Something that this country could provide 50 years ago but now with all the technology we have we seem unable to do As to Bournemouth Council some may remember the way they priced the surf pods - way, way over the top - and the council is still refusing to tell us how much they paid the Hemingways to paint them and put in a toastmaker and kettle. That project has lost the council (us taxpayers) over £2m so far. A council not fit for purpose. Bob49
  • Score: 8

9:46pm Tue 10 Jun 14

starchef01 says...

West Howe Sean wrote:
To get a 65% mortgage you would need a £55,000 pa income at current multiples.

Who with a job that pays £55,000 a year would want to live there? And who has a job that pays £50,000 a year in Bournemouth?
Your maths is slightly out on that, being as you can get 5.5 times salary with some morgage lenders!
[quote][p][bold]West Howe Sean[/bold] wrote: To get a 65% mortgage you would need a £55,000 pa income at current multiples. Who with a job that pays £55,000 a year would want to live there? And who has a job that pays £50,000 a year in Bournemouth?[/p][/quote]Your maths is slightly out on that, being as you can get 5.5 times salary with some morgage lenders! starchef01
  • Score: 4

8:47am Wed 11 Jun 14

High Treason says...

West Howe Sean wrote:
To get a 65% mortgage you would need a £55,000 pa income at current multiples.

Who with a job that pays £55,000 a year would want to live there? And who has a job that pays £50,000 a year in Bournemouth?
West Howe Sean wrote: And who has a job that pays £50,000 a year in Bournemouth?

Executives and managers at the town hall.
[quote][p][bold]West Howe Sean[/bold] wrote: To get a 65% mortgage you would need a £55,000 pa income at current multiples. Who with a job that pays £55,000 a year would want to live there? And who has a job that pays £50,000 a year in Bournemouth?[/p][/quote]West Howe Sean wrote: And who has a job that pays £50,000 a year in Bournemouth? Executives and managers at the town hall. High Treason
  • Score: 6

10:04pm Wed 11 Jun 14

ashleycross says...

Squatting in residential property has been a criminal act since September 2012. This is forcing prices up as so many more properties that would have gone on the market or been rented out are just kept empty by property speculators. Council tax should be at least three time the rate for empty properties as they do nothing to contribute to the economy, force house prices up by reducing supply and justify building on greenbelt because of alleged short supply of housing.
In the middle ages people were whipped publicly for buying up, then hoarding food supplies to force up prices. the same should be done for property speculators, who can now leave properties empty for as long as they wish without fear of squatters moving in.
Squatting in residential property has been a criminal act since September 2012. This is forcing prices up as so many more properties that would have gone on the market or been rented out are just kept empty by property speculators. Council tax should be at least three time the rate for empty properties as they do nothing to contribute to the economy, force house prices up by reducing supply and justify building on greenbelt because of alleged short supply of housing. In the middle ages people were whipped publicly for buying up, then hoarding food supplies to force up prices. the same should be done for property speculators, who can now leave properties empty for as long as they wish without fear of squatters moving in. ashleycross
  • Score: -1

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