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Rose Court, a new affordable housing development of 18 one and two-bedroom high-quality affordable flats has been built by Wayfarer member, Fareham Borough Council (FBC).

The Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Pamela Bryant, opened the development on Wednesday 21 July. To celebrate the completion of the new homes, several other councillors were present including Executive Member for Housing, Councillor Fred Birkett.

“There is a growing need for affordable housing in Fareham, so we are thrilled that this new development is now complete and more residents from our housing register can now move in. We were keen to work with Solent-based companies to develop this brownfield site which had remained unused for many years. Everyone involved in this project has worked hard to ensure that it was completed as quickly as possible, despite incredibly challenging circumstances. I’m looking forward to seeing the development filled with new residents very shortly.”

The homes were built by locally-based building company, FE Chase and Sons. A small organisation, they were selected as part of Fareham Borough Council’s support of small and medium sized enterprises. This is a priority Wayfarer shares.

The new homes are for social rent and repurpose a site that has been empty for several years following demolition. Abri’s Executive Director of Development and Strategic Asset Management, Stephen Lodge, said:

“As lead partner of Wayfarer, it’s fantastic to see the delivery of affordable homes that directly meet local housing needs. Fareham Borough Council’s Rose Court development supported a small and medium sized enterprise which is a priority for Wayfarer. The regeneration of this site goes towards delivering housing for those who need it most.”

Rose Court was delivered with thanks to a successful grant bid to Homes England for more than £1.2m.

To find out more visit Fareham Borough Council’s website.