THE transformation of a site in Tamworth left vacant for decades is progressing with the first homes soon to be released for sale.

Elan Homes is gearing up to launch its latest Staffordshire development, known as Dosthill Gate.

Initially, the homes will be sold via the homebuilder’s Seven Acres development in nearby Elford.

The 2.5 acre site, on Dosthill Road, is within the Wilnecote Regeneration Corridor, an area identified as having potential for housing development, as detailed within the adopted Tamworth Local Plan.

Elan regional sales director Tracey Ball said: “We’ve been receiving enquiries from would-be home owners almost every day since we announced our plans to build new homes in Tamworth. The level of interest buyers have shown demonstrates that people are keen to see the site redeveloped after laying vacant for so long and that there’s a need for housing in the area.

“In response to the demand, we’re releasing selected homes at Dosthill Gate off plan. Buyers will be able to visit the sales centre and show home in Elford where our friendly, experienced sales team will guide them through the floors plans and help match them with their perfect property.”

Dosthill Gate, will deliver 37 homes, including a mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes. Prices for the homes will be announced at the launch.

A show home to showcase the properties is due to open in the summer.

“One of the advantages of buying off plan, in the early stages of a development, is that there’s more choice in terms of the house types available and their position within the site. Plus, those who purchase a new home before the roof has been fitted will generally be able to choose from a range of standard and upgrade options including the finish of the kitchen, the bathroom tiles, wardrobes and flooring,” Tracey added.

“Plus, it’s well documented that new build homes are energy efficient. The HBF estimates new build home owners spent 40% less on energy bills last year than those in older properties. They’re predicting that when the energy price guarantee increases in April those living in a new house could potentially face energy bills that are £3,100 less than those in older properties. If that wasn’t enough, all of our homes achieve a minimum EPC rating of B, meaning their eligible for green mortgages. Available from selected lenders, these tend to offer more favourable interest rates than regular mortgages.”

The Dosthill Gate development will lead to investment in the local area of more than £130,000. Community Infrastructure Levy contributions in excess of £100,000 will be paid and a further £30,000 bio-diversity payment will also be made by the homebuilder.

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