Lovell works with Catalyst on 100% affordable residential scheme in Dunstable

Lovell will shortly start work on a new development in Dunstable to provide 61 homes for local people. 100% of the homes will be affordable (shared ownership, and rent) on the residential site at Brewers Hill which is being delivered with the housing association Catalyst.

The site is located at the junction of Brewers Hill Road and High Street North (The A5).

It was formerly part of a car components factory which closed in 2003 and was cleared in 2005. The site has been empty and unused since then and is now severely overgrown. A development brief, endorsed by the local planning authority in 2012, identified the site as a northern gateway to Dunstable Town Centre, and suitable for residential use.

Chris Wallace, Construction Director at Lovell, commented, “This is the first time we’ve worked with Catalyst to deliver homes and we’re very pleased to start with a scheme as exceptional as Brewers Hill. While every home will be affordable, every resident will enjoy modern design, a high-quality specification and access to green space. We look forward to getting started!”

Houses will have private individual refuse stores for direct collection.
 All flats will use a central internal refuse store.
The number of refuse bins to the communal store within the apartment block has been calculated to meet CBC policy guidance. There will be a total of eight containers measuring 1380mm in width and 1090 in depth. Each individual house will be provided with space for three wheely bins to be stored within the curtilage of the dwelling.

Designed by architects Levitt Bernstein, the scheme comprises 38 houses and 23 apartments for shared ownership and affordable rent.  Handover of the homes is expected to start in 2020, before full completion in early 2021. The scheme will also include generous parking provision, with two allocated spaces per home plus 15 visitor spaces.

Further details of the plans can be found on the CBC Planning Portal.

Ian McDermott, Chief Executive of Catalyst, said, “We are really excited by our new affordable homes for local people in Dunstable. The modern and exciting design of the neighbourhood means that this scheme has the potential to be a real landmark development for the town. Catalyst is an organisation committed to delivering genuinely affordable housing across Central Bedfordshire, and we can’t wait to see our first residents moving in and enjoying their new homes.”

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Sourced from Lovell and from Catalyst

Application details:

Application Number: 16/05134/FULL
Registration Date: 11 / 11 / 2016
Parish Name: Dunstable
Location: Land at Brewers Hill Road (Former Trico Site), and High Street North, Dunstable
Statutory Class: Small Scale Major Dwellings 10-199
Proposal: Development of 61 residential units comprising 38 houses and 23 flats with associated access, servicing, parking, amenity space and landscaping
Case Officer: Caroline Macrdechian
Decision: Full Application - Granted
Obligation Status: Not available
Appeal Received Date: This case has no appeals against it

There have been non-material amendments to this application since.

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