Corb mayor opens new bungalows

The mayor of Corby, Cllr Peter McEwan, along with representatives from Corby Council, the Homes and Communities Agency and Willmott Dixon Homes welcome residents to their new bungalows in Leighton Road
The mayor of Corby, Cllr Peter McEwan, along with representatives from Corby Council, the Homes and Communities Agency and Willmott Dixon Homes welcome residents to their new bungalows in Leighton Road

Four bungalows have been built on an area of unused land in Corby.

The bungalows, in Leighton Road, all benefit from fuel bill-reducing technology and wet rooms which will be suitable for older people.

The two-bedroomed bungalows will provide free electricity for tenants through solar photovoltaic panels and are an addition to the borough’s social housing portfolio.

Work started on site late last year and tenants have already moved in to their new homes.

Corby Council leader Cllr Tom Beattie said: “Our ambition continues to be to regenerate and grow but we need to make sure that we build the right type of properties to meet need.

“These bungalows, along with the others just built on Willow Brook Road, will go some way to helping us address a growing older population whilst tackling fuel poverty issues and reducing Corby’s carbon footprint.”

The bungalows were built in association with the Homes and Communities Agency and Willmott Dixon Homes.

Area manager for the South East Midlands at the HCA Michael David said: “Through their new-build programme, Corby Council is directly responding to housing need in the borough.

“These bungalows will not only help to meet the needs of Corby’s older population but they will also greatly reduce the fuel bills of the new tenants.

“It is schemes like this one and others throughout the town that we are proud to be party to and support through their Affordable Homes Programme.”

Regional operations director from Willmott Dixon Simon Liversage said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Corby Council and the HCA to deliver these energy-efficient bungalows.

“We are proud to be involved in transforming this unused site into modern fuel efficient bungalows for the elderly residents within the borough of Corby.

“It continues Willmott Dixon’s commitment to local authorities to develop schemes that address fuel poverty for local residents, enhancing their wellbeing in the process.”