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The Wrekin Housing Group is today announcing another significant investment in new affordable homes. Wrekin will invest up to £170m over the next five years to deliver 1,400 new homes for affordable rent and low cost home ownership across the borough of Telford and Wrekin.

The investment further emphasises Wrekin’s commitment to communities across the borough. While also making a significant contribution to addressing housing demand locally.

The first 181 of these homes will be completed this year. These properties include innovative passivhaus homes in Arleston, that were recently inspected by HRH The Princess Royal, more family homes at Pool Hill in Dawley and townhouses in Newport.

The exciting development plans also includes the redevelopment of Apley and Haughmond Courts in Dothill to create much needed retirement accommodation, and the much anticipated regeneration project at Leonards Close in Donnington that will begin this month.

Group Chief Executive Wayne Gethings said “The size and scale of this investment is further confirmation of our commitment to communities across Telford and Wrekin. It’s the community that we are here to serve and providing affordable housing is the biggest way we do that. Alongside our care and support services.

The investment will also be a welcome contribution to the local economy. This investment will not only deliver safe and secure homes for families but also create apprenticeships and other opportunities through the local supply chain.”

Further announcements for developments in Donnington and Old Park are expected in the coming weeks.

This announcement is in addition to Wrekin’s planned £100m investment across wider Shropshire.

12th October 2020