Residents are beginning to settle into their homes at a new development in Charlbury, West Oxfordshire.

E G Carter & Co Ltd is proud to have handed over 13 new homes to Cottsway Housing after 36 weeks of construction.

On Tuesday September 11, the E G Carter & Co Ltd construction team celebrated with Cottsway Housing, residents and the design team with an official handover event at the Woodstock Road development.

The new homes are a mixture of shared ownership and affordable rent with all units already occupied or reserved. The development consists of a modern traditional blend with a mixture of brickwork and timber cladding, all complimenting the natural surroundings.

Vivian Rosser, chief executive of Cottsway Housing Association, said: “I’m delighted we have been able to welcome the residents to these new affordable homes, much needed in this area where housing costs are so high, with average house prices 12 times average incomes.

“We have huge demand for rented homes, and nearly 1,000 people on the waiting list for shared ownership homes, so we want to do as much as we can.

“These new homes are a small part of the 160 new affordable homes we will complete this year for people in housing need.”

Amy Thomson, 19, a new resident to the Woodstock Road development said: “This home has made us more independent and we are able to start being a proper little family.

“The bedrooms are so spacious, and Freddie even has his very own room. The new house has opened up so many new opportunities, we are really looking forward to our future.”

Freddie, one, was able to spend his first birthday in his new home with Amy and her partner.

Mathew Vye, Housing Manager at E G Carter & Co Ltd, said: “E G Carter is extremely proud to have completed this new build development with Cottsway, in what has been another quality project in West Oxfordshire.

“The project team has demonstrated an open and collaborative approach to deliver these affordable homes to help families stay connected to their local area. The new homes are excellent examples of great design whilst ensuring they stay true to the local character and tradition. On behalf of E G Carter & Co Ltd we wish the new residents all the very best in their new homes.”

E G Carter & C Ltd is also working alongside Cottsway Housing to provide further much-needed homes as part of a development in Curbridge Road, Witney, in West Oxfordshire.