Residents settle into new affordable homes in Sawbridgeworth

A group of people smiling, holding a green ribbon that's been cut in half
East Herts Council and housing association, Paradigm Housing Group, have marked the completion of 46 affordable homes at Tudor Park, Sawbridgeworth.

36 of the homes are being rented at an affordable rate to local people on the council’s housing register and 10 have been sold on a shared ownership basis (part-buy, part-rent). They comprise 18 flats and 28 two, three and four bedroom houses which are centred around a children’s park. The properties, situated in Rochester Avenue and Woodward Gardens, are part of a multi-headed cul-de-sac.

The development represents the largest new supply of affordable homes in Sawbridgeworth for some time. The homes are suitable for households of different sizes and close to the many amenities which Sawbridgeworth has to offer.   

Tudor Park resident, Kieran said: “Getting this flat has felt like a second chance. I’m so grateful to Paradigm for all their support and it’s great to feel like I’m back on my feet again”

Councillor Mione Goldspink, East Herts Executive Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “It’s been a pleasure to visit this attractive and well-located development. Given the pressing need for more affordable housing in East Herts, increasing the supply of high quality homes is a top priority for our joint administration. To this end, we will continue to build strong relationships with local developers and housing associations across the district for the benefit of our residents."

Martin Jones, Director of Development for Paradigm said: “With the cost of living continuing to be a real struggle for many families, it’s great to be able to contribute to the delivery of so many high quality affordable homes. These new homes should enable people to put down stable roots from which to build their lives and contribute to the local area. We look forward to working with East Herts Council to unlock even more opportunities.”