The following joint statement from Hungerford Town Council and Bewley Homes was received on 13 October 2021 and we’re happy to publish it below in its entirety. Any further developments will also be reported in Penny Post.
Bewley Homes [the developers of Lancaster Park in Hungerford] was delighted that Councillor Helen Simpson, the Mayor of Hungerford, and Councillor John Downe accepted a special guided tour at Lancaster Park on Salisbury Road from Bewley Homes’ Managing Director Andrew Brooks on 12 October 2021.
A number of items were discussed during the tour including how Bewley can further play its role in the community, as well as addressing some of the issues raised at the recent town council meeting.
Andrew Brooks said that he was “delighted to show Councillor Simpson and Councillor Downe around Lancaster Park and showcase the progress we are making on the build, as well as viewing our popular show home. We were particularly pleased to have the opportunity to discuss Bewley Homes’ perspectives on some local concerns and queries that have arisen over the course of the last 18 months.”
The Mayor of Hungerford, Councillor Helen Simpson, said: “It was good to meet Andrew and his team and discuss some of the issues they have faced at Lancaster Park. We would like to send a very clear message – Hungerford very much welcomes of all new residents at Lancaster Park, some of whom might be moving into the town for the first time. It is very gratifying to see new families putting down roots and making their forever home at Lancaster Park. We would like to welcome everyone into our community with its schools and wealth of sports, social and support groups. ”
“We were shown around the development,” Councillor Simpson added “and it was very pleasing to see the planned affordable homes being built and now starting to be occupied. Bewley, like many housebuilders in the UK, is suffering from the shortage of key materials which makes building on schedule very challenging. We were also able to discuss a number of exciting community initiatives that Bewley might be able to get involved with in Hungerford.”
Bewley Homes is approaching 35 per cent sold on site which is an impressive performance since its launch less than nine months ago.
Both councillors were impressed with how the affordable homes were progressing. Bewley is handing over two rented homes to Aster Housing Association next week and two shared ownership homes in November with more to follow in 2022.
Andrew added: “Helen and John both commented favourably on how well we have integrated the affordable and social rent homes into the overall scheme so you can’t tell the difference. We will also be looking to bring our expertise to a number of community projects discussed with Helen as well as continuing with our sponsorship of Hungerford Town FC for the next two years. Lancaster Park has sold very well and we are delighted with the progress. Hungerford is a wonderful market town and this is lovely part of the world to live. We look forward to playing a further part in the local community.”
- Bewley Homes’ Lancaster Park, Hungerford offers a range of two-, three- and four-bedroom houses, providing a good mix of different tenures to the area. For more information and prices, please click here.
- For more information on Hungerford Town Council, please click here.
The photograph above shows, left to right: Sarah Burridge, Head of Customer Services at Bewley Homes; Hungerford Town Councillor John Downe; Hungerford Town Councillor and Mayor Helen Simpson; Andrew Brooks, Managing Director of Bewley Homes; and Alan Jacobs, Contracts Manager at Bewley Homes.