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New tenants for the Old Hop Gardens

Media Release : 15 October 2018

Earlier this month, Wealden District Council welcomed the first new tenants into its latest new build development in St Mary’s Avenue Hailsham.

Old Hop Gardens

The Old Hop Gardens (formerly Elizabeth Court) boasts a mix of general needs houses and flats in a contemporary design. 

Cllr Graham Wells, Wealden’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Benefits said: “Hailsham has the highest level of housing need in the District. We are proud of our commitment to provide high quality council housing at an affordable rent to those who need it most. Every aspect of this build has been given careful consideration. It not only meet the needs of the tenants, but also to ensure that maintenance costs are manageable for the Council in the longer-term.” 

“This development offers more than just a roof over peoples’ heads. It offers a secure, stable environment for families to grow and prosper. We hope the residents of the Old Hop Gardens are very happy in their new homes.”  

The completed scheme cost £2.4million. It delivers 17 quality affordable homes made up of 9 one-bedroom flats, 3 two-bedroom flats and 5 two-bedroom houses. Parking is provided along with landscaped communal gardens. 

All properties on the site will be let to local households via the Council’s choice based lettings system.