Leah Gardens at Woodside Eastleigh is completed
The Aspect partnership between Eastleigh Borough Council and VIVID has celebrated the handover of its first development of 94 affordable and market rent homes in May 2019.
All of the homes are now occupied that include a mix of 36 affordable homes and 58 homes available at market rent. The homes range from one and two bedroom flats to two to four bedroom houses. All the homes benefit from solar photovoltaic panels and water saving devices.
This is the first development to be completed by the Aspect Partnership, with a number of partners helping to deliver housing developments across the Borough. The partnership also provides ground breaking ways to help local people including lifetime market-rent tenancies and ‘Rent to Own’ schemes.
History of the site
In 2015 Eastleigh Local Area Committee granted outline planning permission for the construction of 94 homes with new road access junction off Woodside Avenue and associated public open space, car parking and landscaping and access to existing allotments. The new development would be commence once the existing household waste recycling centre had been removed from the site.
Full permission was granted in March 2016 for the 94 homes that comprised a combination of 35 one and two bed flats and 59 two, three and four bed houses, of which 35 % are affordable homes. The remaining 65% were for market rent.
All the homes at Woodside Avenue are available for rent providing 36 affordable homes through Hampshire Home Choice together with 58 homes available at market rent.
There are also five eco-friendly houses. The homes have been built to a high energy efficient standard, are super insulated and also benefit from solar panels. The energy saving measures should help residents to reduce energy bills.