Comment on: Planning innovation boosts affordable housing
Thought I’d just to clarify some points from Pocket’s perspective:
Re: provision of housing off-site, these developments comply with the NPPF (and contribute to mixed and balanced communities) by providing more affordable housing stock in the borough than would have been developed on-site (if at all) and supplying much needed housing for first-time buyers in areas which can benefit from having more mixed communities.
Re: average price, the article cites the average price of a one-bed home in Westminster as being £300,000, but the average price at which the flats in the Fermoy Road development have been sold is £190,000.
Re: design, the development has just won both the 2012 Evening Standard Best Affordable Housing award as well as best First Time Buy award.
Re: mortgages, Pocket’s S106 and lease are backed by a panel of key lenders, including Nationwide and Lloyds Banking Group
Hope that helps, and you can find out more information on our website: http://www.pocketliving.com/
Marc Vlessing is co-Founder of Pocket
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