Cheffins to host an open day for The Fledglings, a Community Land Trust scheme in Soham, Cambridgeshire
PUBLISHED: 12:23 06 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:17 07 June 2018
The East Anglian-based estate agent is launching The Fledglings in Soham, a stylish new development of 13 one-bedroom apartments and two three-bedroom homes.
Developed by Palace Green Homes, The Fledglings offers five houses available to buy privately and eight homes which will be on offer to local people through the nationwide Community Land Trust (CLT) initiative.
The Fledglings is a landmark scheme with local residents playing a significant part in deciding the size, layout and design of the development. Palace Green Homes and the Soham Thrift CLT ran a series of community engagement events, ensuring that The Fledglings was a welcome addition to the town.
CLT schemes are a government initiative which aim to develop affordable housing and community assets on behalf of the neighbourhood in which they are built, with a cross subsidy from the private development.
Every property at The Fledglings has been expertly designed to create an inspired, contemporary aesthetic. The two three-bedroom homes offer open-plan living spaces with private gardens and parking spaces. The development benefits from communal gardens and a rising bollard entry system.
Less than one mile from Soham town centre, The Fledglings is perfectly positioned for those looking to make the most of Soham’s shops, pubs and restaurants. Nearby schools include The Shade Primary School and Soham Village College.
Mark Peck, a director at Cheffins, said: “We are excited to be working with Palace Green Homes on their first CLT led development. Designed with a modern style and with open-plan layouts throughout, this scheme is a completely new offering for Soham and ought to draw interest from a range of different buyers.
“Large windows help to fill the living spaces with light and will allow homebuyers to enjoy the far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside.”
Jo Alderson, sales and marketing co-ordinator at Palace Green Homes, added: “This development is Palace Green Homes’ first Community Land Trust Scheme and we are excited to be able to deliver this special scheme to Soham.
“Working with the Soham Thrift CLT, we hope that this project will help to address the housing shortage across the district and deliver high-quality homes of all tenures.
“Palace Green Homes is the development arm of East Cambs District Council, and we will be working with various CLTs throughout the East and reinvesting profits back into the council to support local services.”
Completion of the scheme is expected to be summer 2018. Prices start from £142,995.
Cheffins is hosting an open day for the scheme on Saturday, June 9, from 10am – 12pm. For more information, contact Cheffins Ely on 01353 654900 or visit cheffins.co.uk.