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Join the discounted housing sale register

Andrew Gilbert

Andrew Gilbert

Feb. 20, 2019

Allerdale Borough Council is encouraging local people to sign up to its Discounted Sale Registration Scheme for the chance to own their own home. 

Residents on the register will be given the opportunity to apply for certification to purchase a property at a percentage of its open market value within developments across Allerdale. 

There are properties due to come on the market at the following developments: 

  • Strawberry Grange, Cockermouth, built by Story Homes; two bed flats and three bed houses 
  • St Bridgets, Brigham, built by Genesis Homes; three bed houses 
  • Station Hill, Wigton, built by Washington Homes; three bed houses 
  • Old Chapel Close, Bothel, built by Washington Homes;  two bed houses, three bed houses and two bed bungalows 

There are also existing discounted sale properties that come up for re-sale in Cockermouth, Workington (Stainburn), Wigton, Dearham, Great Clifton, Great Broughton, Seaton and Thursby. 

Being on the register means you will be contacted whenever discounted properties are available. It also helps the council understand the need for discounted properties when working with developers across Allerdale. 

Applicants must meet the necessary criteria for the scheme by demonstrating that at least one member of the household has a local connection, showing that they cannot afford the property at its open market value, as well as being able to demonstrate a housing need.  

To join the scheme, visit www.allerdale.gov.uk/discountedsale and download and complete the registration form using the relevant guidance. 

Councillor Carni McCarron-Holmes, Executive Member with responsibility for housing, said: “We do everything we can to help people get the right property for them. And I'd encourage everyone who is eligible to join to sign up to the register – it only take a few minutes – and it has proved very successful for people who have already registered.” 

Discounts are calculated at ward level using local house price and income information provided by Cumbria Observatory. 

For full details of the scheme, including eligibility and property locations, visit www.allerdale.gov.uk/discountedsale or contact the housing policy team at housing.developmentteam@allerdale.gov.uk or 0303 123 1702.