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Above: Ed Chambers, Joint Managing Director of Lindum group and Marion Duffy, Chief Operations Officer at Platform.
Platform has begun work in Market Harborough to offer people more affordable housing opportunities in the area.
Construction company Lindum are building 38 homes on the site at Naseby Square following planning permission being granted by Harborough District Council. The development will have a mixture of homes available for rent and shared ownership.
Representatives from the three groups attended the site recently to mark the start of the work and see how the plans will be brought to life.
Platform’s Chief Operations Officer Marion Duffy was in attendance and told the group,
“It’s fantastic to see work starting on this site and we are grateful to both Harborough District Council and Lindum Group for their work in getting us to this important stage. The plans represent the opportunity to deliver affordable housing for the area that will go long way to helping people get the foundations that come from having a place to call home.”
We spent considerable time communicating with residents in the build up to the start of demolition work to ensure the project delivers for the community.
Lisa Fairlie, Platform’s Director of Operations said,
“Once planning was approved by the council, working with the residents has been key in the progress of this site. There was an event for them to meet the contractor, see the timescale and plans, and address concerns over the impact of work. We have also maintained regular contact through written communications and our local neighbourhood officers on the ground.”
The homes are due to be ready in the Spring of 2025.