New affordable homes welcomed in Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: New affordable homes welcomed in Christchurch New affordable homes welcomed in Christchurch

NEW affordable homes have been welcomed in Christchurch.

Mayor Cllr John Lofts cut the ribbon on the development at 18 Hyde Mews in Clarendon Road.

The seven two-bedroom apartments are part of an overall development of 24 homes and are the first in the borough to be provided by Radian.

To mark the occasion, Cllr Lofts was invited along with council leader Cllr Ray Nottage, Margaret Scott, chairman of Radian, and new residents Chris Jarvis and Sam Barnes.

At the ceremony Cllr Lofts said: “We are very pleased to have worked with Radian for the first time on this block of affordable housing. Each of the two-bedroom flats has been matched with occupants at most need on the housing register.”

Radian owns and manages social housing in both Poole and Bournemouth and is looking to procure 3,500 new homes by March 2020, it said.

Group chairman Margaret Scott added: “By expanding our housing provision to Christchurch we hope to bring lots of benefits to the local community: new homes, services.

“At Radian we pride ourselves on our long term investment in the care and support of our residents and we will look to increase the provision of affordable homes throughout east Dorset over the coming years.”

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8:35am Sun 26 Jan 14

Goldenballs says...

Great news
well needed
affordable homes for for local people
let's hope the scheme will not be swamped by foreign nationals on extended holidays
Great news well needed affordable homes for for local people let's hope the scheme will not be swamped by foreign nationals on extended holidays Goldenballs
  • Score: 11

8:45am Sun 26 Jan 14

billy bumble says...

Ray Nottage

No ceremony left unattended
Ray Nottage No ceremony left unattended billy bumble
  • Score: 7

8:47am Sun 26 Jan 14

Mike Oxbig says...

Lowering the standard of the area further still by creating housing that will no doubt invite yet more kackers into Christchurch. Can't we jst confine them alll in Somerford? Regards.
Lowering the standard of the area further still by creating housing that will no doubt invite yet more kackers into Christchurch. Can't we jst confine them alll in Somerford? Regards. Mike Oxbig
  • Score: -10

9:10am Sun 26 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

Now we know why ASDA is so keen to open at the old MEXE site.
Now we know why ASDA is so keen to open at the old MEXE site. Lord Spring
  • Score: -7

9:16am Sun 26 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

Can someone put a figure on what an affordable home is?
For example,what rental or value of property is classed as affordable?
The word affordable is just a word with no meaning,without numbers to go with it.
Can someone put a figure on what an affordable home is? For example,what rental or value of property is classed as affordable? The word affordable is just a word with no meaning,without numbers to go with it. BIGTONE
  • Score: 29

10:58am Sun 26 Jan 14

Fresh1 says...

All very well but when are they going to do something about local facilities and roads to keep up with these types of new homes? A new large block of flats on the corner of Fairmile plus these 24 new homes. Christchurch Infant School was already over-subscribed by nearly 30 children last year - that lived in catchment, and the roads are becoming increasingly closer to gridlock around this area.
All very well but when are they going to do something about local facilities and roads to keep up with these types of new homes? A new large block of flats on the corner of Fairmile plus these 24 new homes. Christchurch Infant School was already over-subscribed by nearly 30 children last year - that lived in catchment, and the roads are becoming increasingly closer to gridlock around this area. Fresh1
  • Score: 29

11:14am Sun 26 Jan 14

High Treason says...

Affordable? That depends on income and interest rates and theses are not houses, they are squat boxes. No room for family living, piddly small gardens pity for you if you have difficult neighbours. No wonder we have so many problem families.
Affordable? That depends on income and interest rates and theses are not houses, they are squat boxes. No room for family living, piddly small gardens pity for you if you have difficult neighbours. No wonder we have so many problem families. High Treason
  • Score: 11

12:44pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Kevin_123 says...

Fabulous news - it is about time new cheaper/affordable homes were put onto the market.
Fabulous news - it is about time new cheaper/affordable homes were put onto the market. Kevin_123
  • Score: -5

1:22pm Sun 26 Jan 14

madras says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Lowering the standard of the area further still by creating housing that will no doubt invite yet more kackers into Christchurch. Can't we jst confine them alll in Somerford? Regards.
Aside from the sheer crassness of your comment, no - look at Boscombe for a reason why there should be a mix of housing, rather than the 'dumping ground' approach that you propose
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Lowering the standard of the area further still by creating housing that will no doubt invite yet more kackers into Christchurch. Can't we jst confine them alll in Somerford? Regards.[/p][/quote]Aside from the sheer crassness of your comment, no - look at Boscombe for a reason why there should be a mix of housing, rather than the 'dumping ground' approach that you propose madras
  • Score: -5

1:44pm Sun 26 Jan 14

High Treason says...

madras wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
Lowering the standard of the area further still by creating housing that will no doubt invite yet more kackers into Christchurch. Can't we jst confine them alll in Somerford? Regards.
Aside from the sheer crassness of your comment, no - look at Boscombe for a reason why there should be a mix of housing, rather than the 'dumping ground' approach that you propose
I understand your thoughts as "mixing" has been tried before in the belief that the riff raff would improve if they lived in an area of a better class. I think it never worked, simply spoilt a nice area. Maybe it is best to lump them all together. Wasn't that one of the problems with the intended new housing on the Dormy Hotel site, the developers wanted it solely for up market housing.
[quote][p][bold]madras[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Lowering the standard of the area further still by creating housing that will no doubt invite yet more kackers into Christchurch. Can't we jst confine them alll in Somerford? Regards.[/p][/quote]Aside from the sheer crassness of your comment, no - look at Boscombe for a reason why there should be a mix of housing, rather than the 'dumping ground' approach that you propose[/p][/quote]I understand your thoughts as "mixing" has been tried before in the belief that the riff raff would improve if they lived in an area of a better class. I think it never worked, simply spoilt a nice area. Maybe it is best to lump them all together. Wasn't that one of the problems with the intended new housing on the Dormy Hotel site, the developers wanted it solely for up market housing. High Treason
  • Score: 7

1:52pm Sun 26 Jan 14

JohnGS says...

I hope the Christchurch Council make sure they do not allow any more development on local flood plains.
After seeing the High Street at Christchurch and all other road works and bus service cuts locally combines with the report on Bournemouth Hospital people may not want to move to Christchurch ?
JGS
I hope the Christchurch Council make sure they do not allow any more development on local flood plains. After seeing the High Street at Christchurch and all other road works and bus service cuts locally combines with the report on Bournemouth Hospital people may not want to move to Christchurch ? JGS JohnGS
  • Score: 9

7:03pm Sun 26 Jan 14

skydriver says...

billy bumble wrote:
Ray Nottage

No ceremony left unattended
No, he never likes to miss out, I wonder if that trip was chargeable on expenses
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: Ray Nottage No ceremony left unattended[/p][/quote]No, he never likes to miss out, I wonder if that trip was chargeable on expenses skydriver
  • Score: 4

9:49pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Lyme says...

BIGTONE wrote:
Can someone put a figure on what an affordable home is?
For example,what rental or value of property is classed as affordable?
The word affordable is just a word with no meaning,without numbers to go with it.
'Affordable' is what the government can afford to pay in housing benefit, not necessarily what the working unsupported person can afford.
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Can someone put a figure on what an affordable home is? For example,what rental or value of property is classed as affordable? The word affordable is just a word with no meaning,without numbers to go with it.[/p][/quote]'Affordable' is what the government can afford to pay in housing benefit, not necessarily what the working unsupported person can afford. Lyme
  • Score: 1

10:29pm Sun 26 Jan 14

neenbean says...

Fresh1 wrote:
All very well but when are they going to do something about local facilities and roads to keep up with these types of new homes? A new large block of flats on the corner of Fairmile plus these 24 new homes. Christchurch Infant School was already over-subscribed by nearly 30 children last year - that lived in catchment, and the roads are becoming increasingly closer to gridlock around this area.
Fresh1

We too have concerns about the amount of traffic in this area, as well as the over subscribed local schools.
I suggest you log onto dorsetforyou and search for Christchurch planning applications. You may wish to have a say on the proposed development of 12 further houses on the Hyde Mews site. Clarendon Rd properties are proposing to sell of part of their gardens to allow for further housing.
Seeing as this is an extension to the present development, it should include further affordable housing.

The application comment deadline has now passed, but it was only a part application for access, so a further application should be submitted if this present one is approved.
Feel free to keep an eye out for it and make considered comments!
[quote][p][bold]Fresh1[/bold] wrote: All very well but when are they going to do something about local facilities and roads to keep up with these types of new homes? A new large block of flats on the corner of Fairmile plus these 24 new homes. Christchurch Infant School was already over-subscribed by nearly 30 children last year - that lived in catchment, and the roads are becoming increasingly closer to gridlock around this area.[/p][/quote]Fresh1 We too have concerns about the amount of traffic in this area, as well as the over subscribed local schools. I suggest you log onto dorsetforyou and search for Christchurch planning applications. You may wish to have a say on the proposed development of 12 further houses on the Hyde Mews site. Clarendon Rd properties are proposing to sell of part of their gardens to allow for further housing. Seeing as this is an extension to the present development, it should include further affordable housing. The application comment deadline has now passed, but it was only a part application for access, so a further application should be submitted if this present one is approved. Feel free to keep an eye out for it and make considered comments! neenbean
  • Score: 1

10:50pm Sun 26 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

Lyme wrote:
BIGTONE wrote:
Can someone put a figure on what an affordable home is?
For example,what rental or value of property is classed as affordable?
The word affordable is just a word with no meaning,without numbers to go with it.
'Affordable' is what the government can afford to pay in housing benefit, not necessarily what the working unsupported person can afford.
Well in that case they are/will be unaffordable once the Government does away with housing benefits which is not too far away.
[quote][p][bold]Lyme[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Can someone put a figure on what an affordable home is? For example,what rental or value of property is classed as affordable? The word affordable is just a word with no meaning,without numbers to go with it.[/p][/quote]'Affordable' is what the government can afford to pay in housing benefit, not necessarily what the working unsupported person can afford.[/p][/quote]Well in that case they are/will be unaffordable once the Government does away with housing benefits which is not too far away. BIGTONE
  • Score: 0

9:14pm Thu 20 Feb 14

agp1337 says...

JohnGS wrote:
I hope the Christchurch Council make sure they do not allow any more development on local flood plains.
After seeing the High Street at Christchurch and all other road works and bus service cuts locally combines with the report on Bournemouth Hospital people may not want to move to Christchurch ?
JGS
I'm a bit late saying this, hadn't seen it until I searched for our glorious leader, Nottage! I've seen the bad publicity about the Royal Bournemouth, but they do have an excellent diabetic department. Been diabetic for 40+ years, on 5 injections daily for the last five or so. First appointment on time, referred to diabetic nurse. That appointment also on time, almost an hour with them. Injections reduced by one. Follow-up appointment to see how it went, also on time, for almost as long. Fantastic department, I now don't need to do a morning long-acting. I've been in diabetic departments around the country, and this is by far the best ever!
[quote][p][bold]JohnGS[/bold] wrote: I hope the Christchurch Council make sure they do not allow any more development on local flood plains. After seeing the High Street at Christchurch and all other road works and bus service cuts locally combines with the report on Bournemouth Hospital people may not want to move to Christchurch ? JGS[/p][/quote]I'm a bit late saying this, hadn't seen it until I searched for our glorious leader, Nottage! I've seen the bad publicity about the Royal Bournemouth, but they do have an excellent diabetic department. Been diabetic for 40+ years, on 5 injections daily for the last five or so. First appointment on time, referred to diabetic nurse. That appointment also on time, almost an hour with them. Injections reduced by one. Follow-up appointment to see how it went, also on time, for almost as long. Fantastic department, I now don't need to do a morning long-acting. I've been in diabetic departments around the country, and this is by far the best ever! agp1337
  • Score: 0

9:14pm Thu 20 Feb 14

agp1337 says...

JohnGS wrote:
I hope the Christchurch Council make sure they do not allow any more development on local flood plains.
After seeing the High Street at Christchurch and all other road works and bus service cuts locally combines with the report on Bournemouth Hospital people may not want to move to Christchurch ?
JGS
I'm a bit late saying this, hadn't seen it until I searched for our glorious leader, Nottage! I've seen the bad publicity about the Royal Bournemouth, but they do have an excellent diabetic department. Been diabetic for 40+ years, on 5 injections daily for the last five or so. First appointment on time, referred to diabetic nurse. That appointment also on time, almost an hour with them. Injections reduced by one. Follow-up appointment to see how it went, also on time, for almost as long. Fantastic department, I now don't need to do a morning long-acting. I've been in diabetic departments around the country, and this is by far the best ever!
[quote][p][bold]JohnGS[/bold] wrote: I hope the Christchurch Council make sure they do not allow any more development on local flood plains. After seeing the High Street at Christchurch and all other road works and bus service cuts locally combines with the report on Bournemouth Hospital people may not want to move to Christchurch ? JGS[/p][/quote]I'm a bit late saying this, hadn't seen it until I searched for our glorious leader, Nottage! I've seen the bad publicity about the Royal Bournemouth, but they do have an excellent diabetic department. Been diabetic for 40+ years, on 5 injections daily for the last five or so. First appointment on time, referred to diabetic nurse. That appointment also on time, almost an hour with them. Injections reduced by one. Follow-up appointment to see how it went, also on time, for almost as long. Fantastic department, I now don't need to do a morning long-acting. I've been in diabetic departments around the country, and this is by far the best ever! agp1337
  • Score: 0

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