Families move into Great Oldbury site near Stonehouse visited by PM Boris Johnson 

The first residents have moved into affordable homes on the Great Oldbury estate which was visited by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The PM visited the site last year, where he demonstrated his brick-laying abilities during his first visit to Gloucestershire since the pandemic began.

During the visit Mr Johnson previously said: “This place is beautiful, who wouldn’t want to live here? It was voted the best place to live in the UK.”

Stroud News and Journal: The PM visited the site last year, where he demonstrated his brick-laying abilitiesThe PM visited the site last year, where he demonstrated his brick-laying abilities

The first houses at the Linden Homes development have nwo been transferred to housing association Bromford and are available for low-cost rent. 

Vistry Group, which is made up of Linden Homes, Bovis Homes and Vistry Partnerships, is building 178 new homes at the site – including 53 affordable properties ranging from one and two-bedroom flats to two, three and four-bedroom houses 

It joins the Great Oldbury development, where other developers have also nearly completed the construction of 1,350 new homes.

A further two Shared Ownership two-bedroom houses have also been handed over to Bromford.

Supriya Ray, managing director of Vistry Cotswolds, said: “We are happy to help local parents stay in the area and form an important part in the balance of this new neighbourhood.” 

Stroud News and Journal: • Ashley Brookes, assistant site manager at Great Oldbury, Nicky Carroll, Vistry Partnerships housing coordinator and Richard Holland, Vistry Partnerships housing director with Bromford employees Joe Budd, construction quality manager, Rachael Brown, project manager and Claire Richardson, sales manager. • Ashley Brookes, assistant site manager at Great Oldbury, Nicky Carroll, Vistry Partnerships housing coordinator and Richard Holland, Vistry Partnerships housing director with Bromford employees Joe Budd, construction quality manager, Rachael Brown, project manager and Claire Richardson, sales manager.

“Great Oldbury is proving very popular with families and through the provision of a total of 53 affordable homes, which equates to a third of the homes being built at the location. 

Claire Richardson, sales manager at Bromford, said: “We are delighted to have received the handover of the first affordable properties at Great Oldbury.

“We cannot wait to welcome homeowners into their brand-new homes, and look forward to continuing our partnership with Vistry throughout the development’s lifecycle.”

There is currently a selection of three and four-bedroom homes available to reserve at Great Oldbury, with prices starting at £320,000 and £430,000 respectively.

For more information about the new homes at Great Oldbury visit:  lindenhomes.co.uk

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