Jones Homes buys land to deliver 175 new properties in Minster on Sea

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Jones Homes is extending its commitment to delivering new housing in Minster on Sea after buying three new parcels of land in the town.

The housebuilder is currently building 171 new homes at Shurland Park, off Larch End, and has now acquired an additional 16 acres of land off Heron Drive as an extension to this scheme.

The 175 Jones Homes properties to be built on this new land will include two-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom houses alongside public open space and a play area. Detailed planning permission was granted by Swale Borough Council in July 2023.

As part of the planning agreement for these new 175 homes, Jones Homes has agreed to invest a total of £1.8m in local services and infrastructure. These contributions will include £837,961 for primary education, £500,000 towards highways improvements and £197,968 for health provision.

Simon Collins, land manager at Jones Homes Southern, said: “The purchase of this land is further proof of our ongoing commitment to deliver much-needed new housing and investment in local services and infrastructure to Minster on Sea. This new range of homes has been designed to meet the specific requirements of the local housing market and will form a natural extension to the neighbourhood we are currently building at Shurland Park.

“We launched Shurland Park in April, and a new community is beginning to form as residents have now started to move in. The development follows on from our neighbouring Shurland Place site, where we previously built 128 properties.

“Jones Homes has a long and proud history of building new properties on the Isle of Sheppey. Our association stretches back more than two decades and began with the Kingsborough Manor development, which saw us deliver 211 large executive homes in the village of Eastchurch. This landmark project was more than 20 years in the making and was completed in 2021.”

Purchasers at Shurland Park can take advantage of the Helping Hand and Agency Assist schemes – two initiatives designed to make the housebuying process easier.

Simon said: “With Agency Assist, buyers can reserve their new home before they have sold their existing one. We will hold a plot for up to eight weeks and work with three local estate agents to help market the customer’s existing property. This relieves the stress of finding a buyer and Jones Homes will also pay the estate agency fees up to £3,000.

“Meanwhile, the Helping Hand initiative is great because it allows us to have the flexibility to tailor an incentive to fit the needs of a particular buyer. Experience has shown that some people may want support with their initial mortgage repayments, others would prefer a deposit contribution or help with paying the fees, while some buyers would like to use the offer to put their stamp on a new home by upgrading appliances and fixtures and fittings.”

There’s currently a choice of 15 two, three and four-bedroom houses available to reserve at Shurland Park, some of which are ready to move into. Prices start from £270,000.

For more information about the new homes at Shurland Park, visit jones-homes.co.uk.

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