Works starts on 16 affordable homes
WORK is underway on a £2.5m project to deliver 16 new affordable homes in Earl Shilton.
Leicestershire based property developer Kaplan Property Group has secured full planning permission for the scheme, which will be delivered in partnership with East Midlands Housing Group, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, Earl Shilton Town Council and Kegworth based contractor Geda Construction.
The £2.5m mixed tenure development at Birch Close, Earl Shilton, will comprise of 16 affordable houses and bungalows. Through the support of Earl Shilton Town Council, improvements will be made to adjacent Public Open Space as part of the scheme, with improved access for new and existing residents.
Work has already begun at the 1.6 acre site close to Earl Shilton town centre.
Kaplan Property Group’s commitment in Earl Shilton forms part of a wider £26.4m development program across Leicestershire and the wider region.
Michael Gisborne, Property Director at Kaplan Property Group, said:
“We are delighted to have secured full planning permission for this scheme. The £2.5m investment demonstrates a commitment to the delivery of affordable housing within Hinckley and Bosworth Borough and across the region.
“It is our pleasure to help provide affordable homes for the residents of Earl Shilton. It is hugely important for communities in Leicestershire to have access to affordable housing with first-class facilities, and in this respect, these 16 new properties are part of a much bigger picture. We will see even greater investment in affordable housing in the region, and Kaplan Property Group will be at the forefront of that.
“Now that work has begun on site we look forward to successful completion and welcoming the first residents.”
Affordable homes are being built in Earl Shilton. Left to right Mark Jackson (Town Clerk), Michael Gisborne (Kaplan property Group), Christine Coe (Earl Shilton Town Mayor), Earl Shilton Councillors Paul Statham and Councillor Melvyn Tebbett.