Sage appointed by Countryside to deliver affordable homes

  • Sage Housing have been appointed by Countryside Properties to deliver 237 affordable homes at the Northern Arc, split between 65% Affordable Rent and 35% Shared Ownership housing.
  • Over 50% of the homes Countryside Properties will build at Freeks Farm will be Affordable Housing.
  • Homes England is working closely with its developer partners and local council to provide homes that are accessible to all. At least 30% of every phase of homes at the Northern Arc will be affordable.

Sage Housing have been appointed by Countryside Properties, the first developer to build new homes at the Northern Arc, to deliver the Affordable Housing at Freeks Farm, with the first of these properties due to be ready before the end of this year. These will range from one-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom family homes, including properties for those aged 55 plus and fully wheelchair-accessible homes. The first homes for private market sale are expected to be ready by summer 2022

Construction at the Northern Arc is now well underway with Countryside Properties making good progress at Freeks Farm, Jacksons onsite building the western link road and Sisk expecting to begin on the eastern bridge and link road this spring. These new access points in the east and west of the site will play a major part in unlocking the whole site whilst delivering essential road infrastructure at the same time as homes.

Ken Glendinning, Project Director at Homes England said: “The appointment of the first affordable housing provider at the Northern Arc is a major milestone for the project. In an area of high house prices and housing demand, we are working closely with all project partners to make sure the Northern Arc helps meet the housing needs of local people.”

Mark Sater, Chief Executive Officer at Sage Housing said: “We’re delighted to be working with Countryside Properties, Homes England and all project partners to add high-quality affordable housing to the local community. Our long-term stable capital is helping to accelerate the provision of homes to those in most need.”