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Local MP visits latest bdht affordable housing development

Bromsgrove’s largest provider of social housing, bdht (Bromsgrove District Housing Trust), has welcomed Former Chancellor of the Exchequer and local Bromsgrove MP, Sajid Javid to its latest development, Roman Court.

With construction work now well underway at the former All Saints Garage site, Mr Javid was given a tour of the development, which will make a valuable contribution towards solving the current housing crisis in the area, through the delivery of 19 much needed affordable homes.

Once complete, the scheme will offer a mix of one-bedroom social rent and shared-ownership flats, each benefitting from private allocated car parking and cycle spaces.

As part of the development, bdht will also deliver improvements to vehicular and pedestrian access to the site, as well as additional landscaping.

The social housing provider was given the green light for the scheme in September 2019, following the closure of the former car dealership in July 2019.

Mark Robertson, chief executive at bdht, said: “There is a shortage of affordable homes across the UK, and this is particularly evident in Bromsgrove where the lack of affordable homes of all types is putting a huge strain on services and impacting detrimentally on the quality of life of so many people. That’s why it is so important that bdht continues to play its part in helping to combat this national crisis on a local level.

“We are delighted to welcome MP Sajid Javid to Roman Court, to showcase this essential new housing development as it continues to take shape and look forward to delivering the new properties by spring 2021.”

MP Sajid Javid, commented: “It was a pleasure to meet with bdht and to take a tour of their impressive Roman Court scheme. It is incredibly important that we continue to deliver developments such as this to Bromsgrove, not only for our local economy, but to help give people the chance to have their own home in their local area.”

bdht is a registered provider of social housing, serving the district of Bromsgrove and surrounding areas. The not-for-profit organisation aims to improve the communities in which it is based, working closely with partners, such as the council, police and residents, to provide secure and comfortable accommodation, and safe and happy neighbourhoods. The organisation also undertakes a wide range of activities under contract to others including homelessness, extra care, property and estate management.