22 April 2013 at 13:30
Oxbode will be managing new homes for affordable rent at the new Applewood development at Cashes Green, Stroud. Applewood will have 20 affordable homes for rent, 19 homes for shared ownership, and 39 homes for sale on the open market by Haboakus.
If you are interested in an affordable rent property at the former Cashes Green Hospital site (‘Applewood’) please note the bidding process starts on Wednesday 24 April 2013 and continues until Tuesday 30 April 2013.
Visit the Gloucestershire Homeseeker website to make your bid: www.gloshomeseeker.co.uk
You need to be registered with Gloucestershire Homeseeker to bid for affordable housing.
For further information please contact Ismail Ali at Oxbode Housing on 01452 505359.
The aims of the plan are:
- To build a balanced and sustainable community, offering homes to applicants in a range of priority bandings on the Gloucestershire Homeseeker scheme.
- To give priority to the local community by giving priority to applicants who have a connection with the parish area; local connection being defined as applying to those who currently live, or who have previously lived, in the parish area for 6 out of the last 12 months or 3 out of the last 5 years, those who work in the Cashes Green area, or those who have close relatives in the area (ie parents, siblings, or adult children).
We will also consider applicants who have special reasons connecting them to the area such as having grown up there but moved away and now wanting to return
- To give priority to current social housing tenants wishing to downsize in order to free up larger homes in Cainscross Civil Parish (the parish) area and Stroud District for other families.
- To make the best use of the ground floor accommodation by letting these to older people or people with mobility problems.
In order to achieve this, we will be using a questionnaire for applicants to complete regarding their interest in green issues and communal activities and becoming active members of the community, engaging with the Community Land Trust and Estate Management Board.
Following the return of completed questionnaires, applicants will be visited to be interviewed. This process will include more detailed questions concerning customer’s interest in being an active member of the community and green issues. We will also ask for permission to contact previous landlords and any agencies providing support. There is a considerable amount of communal space and it will be necessary to have active input from the majority of residents for the Estate Management Board to succeed and not leave this to the few.