New homes investment boost for Shrewsbury

New homes being built in Shrewsbury are set to bring community investment worth more than £1.5 million to the town.

The boost comes as a result of homebuilder Redrow’s new Lime Tree Meadows development on Ellesmere Road where 75 homes will be build.

Redrow will finance the construction of affordable homes at a cost of £700,000 and will also pay a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) of £458,000 to the local authority.

Pauline Turnbull, sales director for Redrow Homes (Midlands), said:

“Lime Tree Meadows will offer 67 private sale properties, which potential purchasers are already showing a keen interest in.

“While our core business is building new homes – which is also helping to address the housing shortage – we’re also keen to ensure that our developments are sustainable and will invest more than £1.5 million in the local community. We’ll be providing affordable homes as part of the scheme, and will pay more than £450,000 to the local authority to fund improvements to the local infrastructure.

“Plus, because we’re building family homes we will contribute £104,000 to education and pay £225,000 towards creating and maintaining public open space with play areas.”

Lime Tree Meadows will feature designs from Redrow’s sought-after Heritage Collection, combining Arts & Crafts inspired architecture with high specification modern interiors.

The first properties are due to be released ‘off-plan’ in May, with fully furnished show homes available to view soon after.

Prices for the three, four and five-bedroom homes will be announced at the launch. Prospective purchasers can register their interest now via the website or by calling 01743384259.