New homes under construction next to former RAF site

The scheme is expected to be completed in late summer and the homes are now being marketed.

The scheme is expected to be completed in late summer and the homes are now being marketed. - Credit: Archant

New homes currently being built next to the former RAF Upwood site are due to be finished this summer, according to a housebuilder.

Sixty new houses are currently under construction in Upwood.

De Havilland Gardens is the name for the development, a name taken from the De Havilland Aircraft Company. Similarly, all the names for the homes will have aviation links.

The homes in Upwood are being developed by Evera Homes, a joint venture created and capitalised by Flagship Group, Hyde Group, Longhurst Group and Cross Keys Homes.

Twenty-four of the homes at the Upwood site will be affordable, the firm said.

Evera Homes was launched in 2018 to tackle the acute housing shortage by delivering homes at a greater pace. The plan is to deliver an additional 2,000 new homes by 2023.

Claire Higgins, Chair of Evera Homes said: "De Havilland Gardens is our first development and it is fantastic to see the progress that is being made."