A garden party was held to celebrate the completion of a new development in Moreton-in-Marsh – with the local MP heralding it as ‘wonderful’ and calling for other new developments to reflect its high quality.
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP joined new residents and representatives from Midlands-based developer Deeley Homes to mark the completion of the new 16-home Moreton Edge development on the edge of the town.
The Cotswolds MP visited the development for a third time, having previously been present for the start of work on site and for the unveiling of the NHS-inspired road name, Nightingale Gardens.
The gated development has been completed on the site of the former Moreton-in-Marsh Hospital and features a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, built around a private communal garden.
Sir Geoffrey, who is a qualified Chartered Surveyor, has welcomed the new development and praised how its design fits with the existing architecture of the town.
He said: “I would like to extend a warm welcome to the new residents at what is a wonderful new development. I have been here three times since work started and pay tribute to everyone involved in its creation.
“As a Chartered Surveyor, I think these homes are extremely well built and the development blends the old with the new very well.
“This is a real addition to Moreton and it is great to see it completed. Moreton-in-Marsh is a wonderful place to live and I hope all the residents will be very happy here.
“I hope that I can encourage Deeley to have more developments like this in this area because this really is the sort of quality that we need.”
Residents from many of the homes at Moreton Edge attended the garden party, which was organised by Deeley Homes, and had the chance to get to know their neighbours and speak with the developer about their homes.
Chris McKinty is one of the homeowners at the development and moved over from France.
She said: “We came across the development online, came and looked, peeked through the gate and said we wanted to see it as soon as possible. I’m really pleased with our home.”
Matt Green also lives at the development and moved from nearby Ilmington. He said: “The location was key for me, to have everything in walking distance and then have a park nearby which is great for the kids. They love cycling around the area too. Living here has worked out really well.”
Coventry-headquartered Deeley Homes provides bespoke homes for market sale and affordable housing. The developer is seeking sites on the edge of towns and villages in the Midlands for bespoke homes.
Peter Deeley, Joint Managing Director of the Deeley Group, added: “We’re proud to have been able to bring this brownfield site back to life and into a thriving community on the edge of Moreton-in-Marsh. The homes have been designed to complement their surroundings and it fits seamlessly into the town.
“The communal garden is the centrepiece of the development. It was lovely to see so many residents join us on the green to celebrate the completion of the development and for us to have the opportunity to speak with them about their lives at Moreton Edge.
“This development is an example of what can be achieved with an edge-of-town site and we hope to be able to bring similar developments of this quality forward across the Midlands.”
PICTURE CAPTION: Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP joined by residents and representatives from Deeley Homes at the celebration event.