Local people benefit from new affordable housing in Bishop’s Stortford

Three men cutting ribbon in front of house
Representatives from East Herts Council and housing association, Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing (MTVH), have marked the completion of twenty-eight affordable homes at Coopers Grange off Hadham Road in Bishop’s Stortford.

Eighteen homes will be rented at an affordable rate to local people on the council’s housing register, with the rest available for shared ownership. They will be suitable for households of different sizes, comprising two and four bedroom houses as well as one and three bedroom flats. In line with MTVH’s approach to sustainability and East Herts Council’s push towards achieving a net zero carbon district, each home will have access to an electric vehicle charging point. 

Located about 1.5 miles west of Bishop’s Stortford town centre, the homes are within walking distance of a large supermarket, primary and secondary schools and GP surgeries. There are also good bus links to Bishop’s Stortford town centre and the railway station.  

Councillor Peter Boylan, Executive Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “We are delighted to see residents moving into these newly built homes. Increasing the supply of affordable homes across East Herts is essential and a top priority in the East Herts Housing Strategy. We are committed to working in partnership with developers and housing associations to deliver on this target.”

MTVH’s Regional Director, Glyn Jones said: “MTVH is delighted to be working alongside East Herts Council and Taylor Wimpey to increase the number of affordable homes available to the local community. Everyone deserves the stability and security of a comfortable and affordable place to live and so it is great to see people moving into these high-quality homes.”