New homes keeping families together

New homes in Potterspury - L2R - Nick Jackson, MD of Jackson Francis Homes, handing over keys to Natalie and Byron Roberts and their baby.
New homes in Potterspury - L2R - Nick Jackson, MD of Jackson Francis Homes, handing over keys to Natalie and Byron Roberts and their baby.

FAMILIES born and bred in the area are being allowed to stay close to their families thanks to an award winning housing development in Potterspury.

This month Francis Jackson Homes received the development of the year award from the local authority building consultants LABC for The Walled Garden in Potterspury. They also received an award for their small developments across the midlands.

The Walled Garden is a development of 26, two, three and four bedroom homes and includes three shared ownership properties and seven homes managed by Guinness South as social housing.

Natalia and Byron Roberts have just moved in to their new home with their 15-month-old baby boy. Mrs Roberts said: “All of my family live in the area and we’re very close-knit, so it means the world to me to be near to them. It’s amazing to have such a lovely support network, especially as we’ve started a young family.”

Mum of two, Shaan Russell who was born in the area said: “It feels absolutely amazing to be living here – I’ve waited seven years to live locally. Our home is beautiful, my children go to the local primary school and all my family are close by – so it was definitely worth the wait.”