Larger new homes are becoming important for families across the UK who want to move due to having children. Family factors, according to an eMoov survey found that 33%1 of movers, upped sticks due to a new child on the way. House buyers looking for more affordable space for their growing families should look to Bellway Homes’ latest development, Chertsey Halt in Surrey, launching on Saturday 25th March.
Ground breaking work has commenced for 130 new homes, in Pretoria Road and the launch event will see the first 12, two, three and four bedroom contemporary houses released for sale off-plan, starting from just £389,995. The first homes will be ready to move into by Christmas and will therefore be eligible for the Government’s Help to Buy scheme which means house buyers can purchase a home with just a 5% deposit.
Chertsey Halt will also include one and two bedroom apartments in two, four storey blocks which will be released for sale this summer, for occupation in summer 2018. Thirty-two affordable apartments will also be provided through a nominated Housing Association at a later date.
Zoe Dobbs, Sales Manager for Bellway Homes North London comments: “This new development will deliver greatly needed new homes for the local community and we are excited to be launching our homes off-plan to families looking to step up the property ladder.
“With the scheme, so close to Chertsey train station we also anticipate seeing young professionals interested in buying on the development; it is perfect for those who are looking for an easy commute to the city.
“Our Sales and Marketing suite will be open from Saturday so we urge potential buyers to come down and see for themselves what we have to offer.”
The regeneration of the site will provide much needed housing for the popular commuter town of Chertsey. The development will provide a collection of homes suitable for families, young professionals, first-time buyers, commuters and investors.
Runnymede Borough Council recently reported a need for 446 new homes to be built per year in the borough until 2033, with 35% needed for affordable housing. At a recent ground breaking event to show case the building work on site, Chertsey Meads Ward Councillor Derek Cotty said: “These much-needed homes will unquestionably enhance our community here in Chertsey, bringing new faces and families into our town.”
The homes are close to local amenities in nearby Chertsey town centre offering a selection of shops, restaurants and the River Bourne Health Club. The much-loved theme park, Thorpe Park is only a 10-minute journey away by car and so is unique water sport facility Thorpe Ski.
For families, Chertsey Halt is also perfectly positioned near a number of well-regarded schools, such as St Anne’s Catholic Primary School and Meadowcroft Community Infant School, while Salesians School and Jubilee High School welcome older pupils.
Those looking for good transport links won’t be disappointed either. The development is a short walk to Chertsey Train Station, which offers links into London Waterloo in 55 minutes. Road connections are also excellent with the M25, junction 11 only a short distance away providing onward travel connections to the M1, M40, M3, M4 and A3. For those looking for international travel, London Heathrow can also be reached in 20 minutes.