Midlands families spend first Christmas in their new affordable homes

75 families will be celebrating their first Christmas in their new affordable homes at Dracan Village, Burton-on-Trent as a result of a flourishing partnership between Midland Heart and Countryside Partnerships.

19th Dec 2023 - Developments

The development, which sits on the east bank of the River Trent, south of Burton on the border of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, is part of a wider regeneration project at Drakelow Park, led by leading mixed-tenure developer, Countryside Partnerships.

The site will deliver approximately 1500 new homes for the region, with 400 for affordable rent, in partnership with housing association Midland Heart. The development at Dracan Village will be a significant addition to their portfolio of homes in this area and contribute to the organisation’s commitment to build/ acquire 4000 new homes by March 2025.

The units are a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes and 1 bedroom maisonettes, for affordable rent and shared ownership.

Chris Miller, Director of Development at Midland Heart, said:

“We’re proud to be working with Countryside to deliver safe, secure and decent homes to people within our region. The regeneration of Drakelow Park is a key part of our commitment to build/ acquire 4000 homes by 2025 and will make a huge difference to the local community, giving families access to much-needed, quality housing and local amenities."

I want to offer a warm welcome to all the families moving into Dracan Village this Christmas and hope they have a long and happy time in their new homes.

Chris Miller, Director of Development at Midland Heart

Phil McHugh, Managing Director, North West Midlands, Countryside said:

“Our partnership work with Midland Heart throughout 2023 at Dracan Village is indicative of our commitment to create places where people love to live, with sustainable communities built to last. By putting the community first, and transforming former brownfield sites, together we can create new neighbourhoods of high-quality homes to suit families and individuals at every stage of life. It’s hugely rewarding to see so many people celebrating their first Christmas in their new homes at Drakelow."