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New homes in Herefordshire

Platform Housing Group has appointed Midlands based construction firm Harper Group to build new affordable homes in Herefordshire.

The development on Chevenham Close, Colwall, will comprise of 18 new homes including 10 for shared ownership and 8 for affordable rent for those aged 55 and above.

The £2 million development is supported by grant funding from Homes England.

Herefordshire County Council granted planning permission in March 2019. Following a competitive tendering process Platform Housing Group appointed Harper Group as the main contractor to build the homes.

Work started in September 2019 and the homes are expected to be completed and ready for occupation in August 2020.  

Eamon Thompson, Regional Development Manager at Platform Housing Group said: “These new homes will help to meet the need for affordable rented housing in this rural area of Herefordshire as well as helping the over 55s access home ownership via shared ownership.”

Mike Harvey, Group Commercial Director of J. Harper & Sons, said: “It is with pleasure that J. Harper and Sons have been appointed to carry out the development at Chevenham Court, Colwall and we are delighted to again be working with Platform Housing Group.

“This development of houses and apartments will enhance an already stunning area close to the Malvern Hills and we look forward to engaging with the local community and supply chain during the construction process.”

For information about the shared ownership houses and apartments please contact Michelle Payne on 01684 579437 or email or visit

For further information please contact Eamon Thompson, Regional Development Manager at Platform Housing Group on 01684 579444 or email him at

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