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Roussillon housing development completed

Hastoe Housing Association has delivered 101 affordable homes in rural Chichester.

This week marks the completion of the last stage of Hastoe’s housing scheme in Roussillon, Chichester. The final phase has included providing four homes for affordable rent and eight homes for shared ownership. This brings the total number of affordable homes provided by Hastoe at the former Roussillon Barracks to 101 of the total 252 homes built.

The completion of the homes by Hastoe, the leading rural affordable housing specialist, comes just months after a National Housing Federation study found that over 6% of all properties in the Chichester district (55,150 homes) are second homes. This distorts the Chichester housing market and pushes up house prices – making it impossible for local people to buy a home in their own community and expensive for them to rent.

Karen Hillhouse, Hastoe Regional Head of Development for the south, said: “We are delighted to deliver these much-needed affordable homes for the Roussillon community, where local private rents and home ownership can be out of reach for some families.

“At Hastoe, we deliver homes that people can afford, we invest in people and communities and we are in it for the long-term. These new homes in Roussillon will ensure that affordable housing is available for the local community in perpetuity.”