Locking Parklands 'overjoyed' at first-time buyer award nomination
PUBLISHED: 16:00 18 March 2018
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A Weston housing development has been named as one of the best places in the country for first-time buyers to get on to the property ladder.
Locking Parklands has been shortlisted in the best large development category at the annual First Time Buyer Awards.
The awards are voted for by members of the public with the 1,450-home development competing against two other projects in London and Basingstoke for the top prize.
St Modwen Homes sales manager Tim Ridges said: “We’re overjoyed that, yet again, Locking Parklands has been recognised as a great place for first-time buyers to call home.
“At St Modwen Homes we are committed to helping people get on to the property ladder and, as well as offering a range of schemes and incentives for first-time buyers, we work closely with our purchasers to provide advice and support throughout the process.
“After all buying your first home is a key milestone that you’ll never forget.”
Around 90 per cent of residents at Locking Parklands are first-time buyers, with 86 per cent taking advantage of the Government’s Help To Buy scheme which allows prospective owners to put down just a 5 per cent deposit.
The success comes after the development picked up an award in the best starter home scheme category at the What House Awards in November.
Locking Parklands is set to expand further over the coming years after North Somerset Council granted outline planning permission for a further 700 homes to be built to the south of Locking Head Drove.
This development, which will be known as Parklands Village, also includes the planned Parklands Educate Together Primary School which is due to be completed by September 2019.
Work to the school has been delayed due to delays to the north south spine road which will run through the heart of the development and link the A370 to the A371.
Voting for the First Time Buyer Awards is open now and an award ceremony will be held in April at the Waldorf Hilton hotel in London where winners will be announced.