Applications for new eco homes now open to Bournemouth residents

Applications for new eco homes now open to Bournemouth residents

Applications for new eco homes now open to Bournemouth residents

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Applications for the Gladstone Mews eco homes in Boscombe are now open to Bournemouth residents.

An opportunity to purchase a shared ownership home is now open to all those with a local connection to Bournemouth.

There are 11 houses left, with five applicants currently being considered.

One of the units is a two-bedroom bungalow that potentially may be suited to wheelchair users or those with accessibility needs.

If all homes are successfully purchased, then any approved applicants remaining will go on a waiting list.

Clare Hirst, business support manager with the Bournemouth 2026 Trust, said: “The houses are nearing completion and are looking fantastic.

“Every garden is being fitted with a shed, water butt, composter, rotary washing line and a birdhouse all in keeping with the sustainability theme of the development.

“We are excited to hand over the homes to new owners.”

Open market value ranges from £180,000 to £235,000. Prospective residents will need to raise a deposit and mortgage for 65 per cent of the sale price – between £117,000 and £152,750.

The homes are due to be finished next month. For more information call 07795 557890.

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1:23pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Townee says...

Looks like the locals can't afford these affordable house if they have opened it up to the whole town.
Looks like the locals can't afford these affordable house if they have opened it up to the whole town. Townee
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2:03pm Tue 22 Jul 14

jinglebell says...

These houses were built at the cost of the loss of a community asset, which had the potential to bring tourists to the area and thus increase much needed jobs . It was demolished with the Leader of the Council, John Beesely constantly wailing that Boscombe desperately needed "affordable homes", yet the Council have failed to sell the leases on these houses to people in Boscombe,
The houses were then offered to people in Springbourne, and Southbourne and still failed to sell. Now they're offered to people in Bournemouth and if the leases on the houses fail to sell they will then be offered to people in Dorset.
Its obvious the Council did not do any market research at all but blindly bundled along demolishing, and building, yet all the time insisting that there was a desperate "need for affordable homes in Boscombe". The proof is now clear for the entire world to see - no one in Boscombe is either in a position to buy (irrespective of help for 1st time buyers) and/or interested in buying these houses, which are not for sale freehold but only leasehold.
In successful businesses, it is common practice to conduct research to find out if your product has a market BEFORE you produce it...... in Council la la land evidently a markedly different approach is used, which is probably why it has failed so miserably.
These houses were built at the cost of the loss of a community asset, which had the potential to bring tourists to the area and thus increase much needed jobs . It was demolished with the Leader of the Council, John Beesely constantly wailing that Boscombe desperately needed "affordable homes", yet the Council have failed to sell the leases on these houses to people in Boscombe, The houses were then offered to people in Springbourne, and Southbourne and still failed to sell. Now they're offered to people in Bournemouth and if the leases on the houses fail to sell they will then be offered to people in Dorset. Its obvious the Council did not do any market research at all but blindly bundled along demolishing, and building, yet all the time insisting that there was a desperate "need for affordable homes in Boscombe". The proof is now clear for the entire world to see - no one in Boscombe is either in a position to buy (irrespective of help for 1st time buyers) and/or interested in buying these houses, which are not for sale freehold but only leasehold. In successful businesses, it is common practice to conduct research to find out if your product has a market BEFORE you produce it...... in Council la la land evidently a markedly different approach is used, which is probably why it has failed so miserably. jinglebell
  • Score: 3

2:36pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Bournemouth 2026 says...

Its a shame that the facts have been inaccurately reported despite the press release this article is based on being very specific. At the moment all 10 houses are under offer with applicants now working towards securing mortgages on their new homes, and all excited and looking forward moving in. The Trust is now putting in place a waiting list, so that if any sale falls through due to the applicant being unable to secure a mortgage or for any other reason, there will be other people waiting to move forward and purchase these properties which have been highly desirable to local people. The bungalow is being retained whilst the Trust seeks an applicant who has accessibility requirements as this was what it was built for, and remains the only property not under offer, although there are able-bodied applicants who have expressed an interest.
Its a shame that the facts have been inaccurately reported despite the press release this article is based on being very specific. At the moment all 10 houses are under offer with applicants now working towards securing mortgages on their new homes, and all excited and looking forward moving in. The Trust is now putting in place a waiting list, so that if any sale falls through due to the applicant being unable to secure a mortgage or for any other reason, there will be other people waiting to move forward and purchase these properties which have been highly desirable to local people. The bungalow is being retained whilst the Trust seeks an applicant who has accessibility requirements as this was what it was built for, and remains the only property not under offer, although there are able-bodied applicants who have expressed an interest. Bournemouth 2026
  • Score: 5

3:45pm Tue 22 Jul 14

jinglebell says...

Bournemouth 2026 wrote:
Its a shame that the facts have been inaccurately reported despite the press release this article is based on being very specific. At the moment all 10 houses are under offer with applicants now working towards securing mortgages on their new homes, and all excited and looking forward moving in. The Trust is now putting in place a waiting list, so that if any sale falls through due to the applicant being unable to secure a mortgage or for any other reason, there will be other people waiting to move forward and purchase these properties which have been highly desirable to local people. The bungalow is being retained whilst the Trust seeks an applicant who has accessibility requirements as this was what it was built for, and remains the only property not under offer, although there are able-bodied applicants who have expressed an interest.
You say the houses are now "under offer" but this cannot be to residents of Boscombe because the houses were then offered to those outside of Boscombe because Boscombe residents failed to buy. Yet it was specifically Boscombe residents who were supposed to benefit.....its a failure as far as benefiting Boscombe residents.
Also, the 3 rooms left for the community are appalling .....so small and so badly designed .....what an awful waste......meanwhile next door at the factory sudios business is booming with loads more creatives than the owner can provide space for.....the Council made a big mistake...
[quote][p][bold]Bournemouth 2026[/bold] wrote: Its a shame that the facts have been inaccurately reported despite the press release this article is based on being very specific. At the moment all 10 houses are under offer with applicants now working towards securing mortgages on their new homes, and all excited and looking forward moving in. The Trust is now putting in place a waiting list, so that if any sale falls through due to the applicant being unable to secure a mortgage or for any other reason, there will be other people waiting to move forward and purchase these properties which have been highly desirable to local people. The bungalow is being retained whilst the Trust seeks an applicant who has accessibility requirements as this was what it was built for, and remains the only property not under offer, although there are able-bodied applicants who have expressed an interest.[/p][/quote]You say the houses are now "under offer" but this cannot be to residents of Boscombe because the houses were then offered to those outside of Boscombe because Boscombe residents failed to buy. Yet it was specifically Boscombe residents who were supposed to benefit.....its a failure as far as benefiting Boscombe residents. Also, the 3 rooms left for the community are appalling .....so small and so badly designed .....what an awful waste......meanwhile next door at the factory sudios business is booming with loads more creatives than the owner can provide space for.....the Council made a big mistake... jinglebell
  • Score: 3

9:44pm Tue 22 Jul 14

BmthNewshound says...

jinglebell wrote:
These houses were built at the cost of the loss of a community asset, which had the potential to bring tourists to the area and thus increase much needed jobs . It was demolished with the Leader of the Council, John Beesely constantly wailing that Boscombe desperately needed "affordable homes", yet the Council have failed to sell the leases on these houses to people in Boscombe,
The houses were then offered to people in Springbourne, and Southbourne and still failed to sell. Now they're offered to people in Bournemouth and if the leases on the houses fail to sell they will then be offered to people in Dorset.
Its obvious the Council did not do any market research at all but blindly bundled along demolishing, and building, yet all the time insisting that there was a desperate "need for affordable homes in Boscombe". The proof is now clear for the entire world to see - no one in Boscombe is either in a position to buy (irrespective of help for 1st time buyers) and/or interested in buying these houses, which are not for sale freehold but only leasehold.
In successful businesses, it is common practice to conduct research to find out if your product has a market BEFORE you produce it...... in Council la la land evidently a markedly different approach is used, which is probably why it has failed so miserably.
I think you sum up the position with this project well.
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A couple of things to pick up on 1. The Council should be building affordable housing for local people to rent, not playing property developer. 2. Beesley is now trying to encourage people from other areas to invest and set up home in Boscombe. A lot of people who live outside Boscombe would not contemplate buying a house in the area and making a long term financial commitment in an area which is still plagued by social problems.
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Mortgage lenders are really tightening up on who they will offer a mortgage. With so many people in Bournemouth struggling in low paid jobs it is more likely that they will already be in debt which makes getting a mortgage even more difficult.
[quote][p][bold]jinglebell[/bold] wrote: These houses were built at the cost of the loss of a community asset, which had the potential to bring tourists to the area and thus increase much needed jobs . It was demolished with the Leader of the Council, John Beesely constantly wailing that Boscombe desperately needed "affordable homes", yet the Council have failed to sell the leases on these houses to people in Boscombe, The houses were then offered to people in Springbourne, and Southbourne and still failed to sell. Now they're offered to people in Bournemouth and if the leases on the houses fail to sell they will then be offered to people in Dorset. Its obvious the Council did not do any market research at all but blindly bundled along demolishing, and building, yet all the time insisting that there was a desperate "need for affordable homes in Boscombe". The proof is now clear for the entire world to see - no one in Boscombe is either in a position to buy (irrespective of help for 1st time buyers) and/or interested in buying these houses, which are not for sale freehold but only leasehold. In successful businesses, it is common practice to conduct research to find out if your product has a market BEFORE you produce it...... in Council la la land evidently a markedly different approach is used, which is probably why it has failed so miserably.[/p][/quote]I think you sum up the position with this project well. . A couple of things to pick up on 1. The Council should be building affordable housing for local people to rent, not playing property developer. 2. Beesley is now trying to encourage people from other areas to invest and set up home in Boscombe. A lot of people who live outside Boscombe would not contemplate buying a house in the area and making a long term financial commitment in an area which is still plagued by social problems. . Mortgage lenders are really tightening up on who they will offer a mortgage. With so many people in Bournemouth struggling in low paid jobs it is more likely that they will already be in debt which makes getting a mortgage even more difficult. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 0

11:38am Thu 7 Aug 14

Bournemouth 2026 says...

Go to: http://www.community
landtrusts.org.uk/Bo
urnemouth_2026_Trust to see the latest news!
Go to: http://www.community landtrusts.org.uk/Bo urnemouth_2026_Trust to see the latest news! Bournemouth 2026
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