Brand new affordable homes
for Bradninch

24 April 2015

Fifteen new affordable homes in Bradninch were officially ‘handed over’ to their very first tenants in time for Easter.

Homes in Bradninch Exeter

The two, three and four-bedroom homes at Bradninch, Exeter have been developed on Duchy of Cornwall estate.

The new homes were made available for people with a local connection and developed to help meet a need for affordable housing for rent in the area.

Tom Stratton, Deputy Land Steward for the Duchy of Cornwall, added:

“The Duchy of Cornwall readily supports the provision of high-quality, sustainable and affordable housing. These new properties in Bradninch have all been let to local families through The Guinness Partnership and we’re proud to have assisted in the project.”

Building sustainable homes

With a focus on sustainability, all the homes are heated with special heat pumps, which absorb heat from the outside air to create a far more efficient heating and hot water system than conventional boilers and radiators. The exteriors are detailed with a mixture of brick, render and slate-tiled facades to give the development an ‘old-world’ look.

Stephen Lodge is Guinness’s Development Director for the project. He said:

“We’re delighted to be delivering these brand new affordable homes to people who need them.”

New residents move in

Lucy Alford and her partner Callum moved into their new home shortly before Easter. Lucy said:

“We absolutely love our new home. It’s our first home together, so it means the world to us. We’ve got a little one on the way in June too, so the fact it’s got two bedrooms is a real bonus, and the help and support we’ve been given has been great.”

Rebecca and Chris Luke have also recently moved in. Rebecca added:

“We’re so happy here – our old house was damp and draughty and this is the first time we’ve had a proper enclosed garden that’s safe for our daughter, Ava, to play in. She really loves it, she’s besotted with her new bedroom and our neighbours are lovely too – we’re incredibly grateful.”