Newton Abbot based home builder, Baker Estates, has worked closely with a local councillor to deliver the first significant number of affordable new homes in Seaton for over a decade.
The top rated south west housebuilder worked closely with Councillor Marcus Hartnell who has championed the need for more affordable homes for local people in the town.
Nine affordable homes, including social and affordable rent as well as shared ownership houses have been completed and handed over to LiveWest (formally Devon and Cornwall Housing Association).
In addition, Baker Estates has provided £116,000 in education contributions that directly contributed to building works at Seaton School and transport to Axe Valley community college.
The housebuilder also paid £39,000 in open space contributions which will be spent off site on improving local play areas.
Councillor Hartnell said: “In the last ten years no affordable homes have been built in the town, so the nine new affordable homes which have built and handed over by Baker Estates’ are very much welcome. The additional financial contributions are equally welcome and will further improve our education facilities and open spaces.”
Ian Baker, Managing Director of Baker Estates, added: “It’s important for Baker Estates to work closely with the council and in particular Councillor Hartnell who stressed the importance of affordable homes in Seaton. We have been built and handed over affordable homes for young people and families to enjoy for years to come.”
Ian added: “In addition, our construction has created inward investment into the town, including employment opportunities for local people.”
Baker Estates has a reputation for stunning, contemporary houses and bungalows in the south west with its development in Seaton, Rowan Drive, being an example of its growing popularity.
The company will deliver a further five affordable homes at its latest development, Gardiner’s Meadow, in Seaton later this year.