Council adds three new homes to its housing stock

Cllrs Carter And Clay Outside New Home

Melton Borough Council has acquired three new homes, adding to its housing stock and providing new, high-quality homes for households in housing need.  

The brand-new properties are situated across the borough, with a two-bedroom house located in Melton Mowbray and two three-bedroom properties located in Asfordby and are the first in a pipeline of housing acquisitions being progressed by the council as part of its affordable housing development plan.  

The new homes are now available through the Council’s Housing Register and eligible housing register applicants can express an interest in the homes via their Housing online account. The houses will be allocated in line with the Council’s Housing Allocations Policy and will be let at an affordable rent. 

Cllr Carter and Cllr Clay, who represent the Asfordby Ward, recently joined housing colleagues to view the new homes in the village. They commented that “These two new homes in Asfordby are well located for the village’s amenities and will provide a good quality housing option for families in need. We were delighted to see that both properties are fitted with integrated kitchen appliances, and are fully decorated and carpeted" 

Cllr Butcher, ward member for Melton Craven said upon viewing the new property in Melton Mowbray, "I'm really proud that our teams have been able to negotiate with housing developers to secure these new homes using funding from Right to Buy receipts. They will make a real difference to households in need, and I hope that whoever moves in will be very happy and settled in their new homes” 

Cllr Pip Allnatt, Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Housing and Landlord Services, said “Across the country there is a high demand for affordable housing, and this is also the case across the Melton Borough. As a council, we are committed to ensuring high quality homes for tenants now and in the future. Whilst we do not have the resources to create a large pipeline of affordable housing, these three new homes are a great first step to achieving our goals. 

“These new properties have a high energy efficiency rating which will help to help keep heating costs down for tenants, and they all meet the Decent Homes Standard. We are confident they will all make great homes for three lucky families in Melton. We will continue to seek out opportunities to purchase more high-quality homes in the borough so we can support more families and individuals in our community.” 

Residents can apply to be on the Council’s Housing register at . 

Cllrs Carter and Clay viewing internal of home  Cllr Butcher outside new home   Cllr Butcher viewing internals of home in Melton Mowbray



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14 March 2024