New Taylor Wimpey homes brings £3 million investment to Telford with Phaes 4 now open.
Taylor Wimpey West Midlands are contributing towards more than £3 million in local community facilities as part of the Millennium Village Community project in Telford.
The project is delivering a further 375 high-quality homes plus a host of amenities to the community – including financial contributions for the local area totalling £3.082 million.
The money being pledged by Taylor Wimpey in association with the development includes £2.00 million towards local education provision, £277,770 to enhance the area’s footpath and cycle network, and £175,000 towards Ketley Parish Council’s facilities.
In addition, 20% of the new homes at the Millennium Village project are designated as affordable housing, while land at the development is being allocated for public open space, a children’s play area and a BMX track.
On top of these contributions, the development will bring additional investment to the local community through the New Homes Bonus initiative. Under this scheme, the Government match-funds the council tax raised from the building of each of the development’s 375 new homes, with the money provided directly to the local authority.
Elaine Taylor, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “Every single new home we build at Taylor Wimpey is part of a community, and we are committed to ensuring this exciting new development in Telford offers much more than just high-quality properties for local people.
“The investment of more than £3 million will help to improve public facilities and infrastructure for the benefit of the whole Telford community, ensuring that this sustainable new homes development will both complement and enhance the local area.”
A FAMILY AFFAIR FOR SALES EXECUTIVE VERA AT TAYLOR WIMPEY’S SUMMER RISE!
Taylor Wimpey Sales Executive Vera Holmes, who works at the leading housebuilder’s Summer Rise development in Telford, is so impressed with the new homes there that she can’t recommend them highly enough to family and friends!
Indeed, three of Vera’s relatives have bought new homes at Summer Rise, all of them first-time buyers using the Help to Buy scheme to take their first step on the property ladder:
Nephew Jack (23) moved into a two-bedroom house with partner Charlotte in June after previously thinking they would never be able to afford to buy
After reserving their home, Jack and Charlotte then recommended the development to Jacks step-sister Natasha (25) who, with her partner Sam and two children, moved into her new four-bedroom house just three doors away in March
Vera’s second cousin Yasmin (21) is looking forward to moving into her new two-bedroom house with partner Craig in November.
Vera says: “Summer Rise is a fantastic development, so I was only too happy to recommend buying here to members of my family.
“All three couples have been able to take advantage of the Help to Buy scheme, which makes stepping on or up the property ladder so much more affordable. It’s a really straightforward process and we’re here to help every step of the way.
“With a wider range of more competitive mortgage deals available through Help to Buy, many customers, like Jack and Charlotte, find they are paying far less in their mortgage repayments than they would have been paying in rent!”
Help to Buy enables eligible first-time buyers and those with a property to sell to secure a Government loan for up to 20% of their new home’s full price, which means they only need a 75% loan-to-value mortgage and a deposit as low as 5%.
Charlotte says: “Without the Help to Buy scheme, Jack and I would have been unable to afford our new home together.
“As first-time buyers we felt as if Taylor Wimpey guided us through the process really well and made everything we originally thought would be complicated look so simple.”
Natasha adds: “Sam and I were a bit nervous about using Help to Buy but Taylor Wimpey put any doubts we had to rest. They were happy to help all the time.”
Two-bedroom ‘Beckbury’ homes, like the ones bought by Jack, Charlotte and Yasmin, are currently available to reserve at Summer Rise from £139,995, while the three-bedroom ‘Denbury’ is priced from £161,995.
Summer Rise forms part of the wider Telford Millennium Village, an innovative development created in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency and the borough of Telford & Wrekin.
The new homes are conveniently located close to local shops, restaurants and entertainment, with Telford town centre just over three miles away.
Telford Millennium Village is ideally placed to take advantage of the region’s travel network, with junction 6 of the M54 close by, for quick links to the M6 and M6 Toll to Staffordshire and Birmingham and the A5 for Shrewsbury.
To find out more about the homes at Taylor Wimpey’s Summer Rise, prospective purchasers should visit the development’s Sales and Marketing Suite, located off Ketley Park Road, Telford, TF1 5BF, and open daily from 11am to 5pm. Alternatively, the Sales Executive can be contacted on 01952 456213.
Further information about Taylor Wimpey developments across the region is available by calling 0121 703 3400 or by visiting the website at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.
YOUNG READERS IN TELFORD START A NEW CHAPTER THANKS TO TAYLOR WIMPEY DONATION!
Children at Hadley Learning Community Primary are looking forward to reading some fantastic new books, following a generous donation by Taylor Wimpey.
The leading local housebuilder, which is building new homes at its Summer Rise development in Telford, has given £100.00 to the school to fund new books for the children.
It’s all part of World Book Day, a national event which aims to encourage children to enjoy reading, and which this year celebrates its 20th birthday.
Erica Aston, Headteacher at Hadley Learning Community Primary, says: “We are very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for this kind donation.
“It’s great to be able to add to the choice of books on offer for the children to read and it’s also really inspiring for them to see how much a business like Taylor Wimpey values reading.
“Our eager readers are now really looking forward to getting stuck into their new books!”
The 20th annual World Book Day took place on Thursday 2nd March to celebrate authors, illustrators and books, and to get more children reading.
Elaine Cartwright, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “Reading is such an important skill, as well as being great fun, so we are delighted to be making this donation to support Hadley Learning Community Phase.
“It’s a great example of the way we are committed to supporting schools and other local organisations within the communities in which we build our new homes. We hope the children really enjoy these new books!”