South West housebuilder, Baker Estates, has teamed up with Aster Group to deliver 61 much-needed new affordable homes in Dartmouth at its flagship development Little Cotton Farm.
The 42 shared ownership and 19 affordable rented properties will be available for local residents or those with a strong connection to the South Hams District. The properties are due to be ready for residents to move into from summer 2023 through to spring 2026.
The new dwellings represent the biggest investment in affordable homes in the town for decades and are in addition to the first phase of affordable homes delivered in 2022 for L&G by Baker Estates, as part of its flagship development of 414 homes.
Baker Estates is building two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, which include traditional houses and bungalows.
The development also offers over six acres of employment land, which will provide locals with job opportunities as well as contribute to the local economy. Baker Estates has sold 61 homes in its first two phases at Little Cotton Farm.
Little Cotton Farm is the second site Baker Estates has partnered with Aster Group on, the first being Trayne Farm in Barnstaple where 24 homes were handed over to local people.
Graham Hutton, Operations Director at Baker Estates, said: “This is another fantastic investment in quality new affordable homes in Dartmouth which has been welcomed by local people.
“We are delighted to be entering this partnership with Aster Group on this development and for these affordable homes to be enjoyed by young people and families for years to come.
“Our project at Little Cotton Farm will also bring significant employment both through our commitment to work with local subcontractors to build the homes and the six acres of land which is set aside for employment generating uses.”
Amanda Williams, Chief Investment Officer at Aster, said: “The impact short-term holiday lets are having on the availability of affordable homes in our coastal towns for permanent residents is well documented and Dartmouth is no exception.
“We’re looking forward to receiving these new homes from Baker Estates and handing over 61 sets of keys to those in the local community who grew up in the area or are closely connected to it. We know this will make a big difference, providing long-term security and the opportunity to stay close to friends and loved ones.”
Pic Left to Right – Graham Hutton, Operations Director for Baker Estates, Callum Turner, Project Manager for Aster Group.
For more information on Little Cotton Farm please visit www.bakerestatesltd.co.uk.
To find out more about the affordable homes at Little Cotton Farm please contact Aster on 01380 735 480. To register for affordable rent homes, visit www.southhams.gov.uk/housing