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Robert Jenrick MP, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, has visited some of the latest new homes to be built in Lightmoor Village.

The minister toured the Paddocks development, which once complete will feature 200 homes including over 50 homes for social rent, on Tuesday 27th August.

As well as touring the development, Mr Jenrick also heard from a resident who has purchased a home at the Paddocks with support from Help to Buy.

The development, which is being constructed by Keepmoat, will be made up of two, three and four-bedroom houses and is approximately half way through completion.

Open space will play an important part in the development, with the creation of a beautiful Village Green featuring native wildflowers and a children’s play area.

Connections will also be made to Lightmoor Village’s existing cycle and footpath network to encourage residents to enjoy an active lifestyle and the outdoors.

In a video released after the visit on Twitter, Robert Jenrick MP, said: ‘We need to build more homes but if we’re going to do it we’ve got to maintain public support for house-building.

‘We’ve got to ensure that the services, the infrastructure is in place and the homes are high quality and here at Lightmoor Village, we’re doing exactly that.

‘This is just what we want to see across the country, it’s a partnership with Bournville Village Trust, and they’re ensuring that the homes are really high quality, good materials, lovely landscaping, a real sense of place.’

The Paddocks forms the fifth phase of Lightmoor, which is a joint venture between Bournville Village Trust and Homes England and is currently home to over 1,000 people.

The wider village is managed by Bournville Village Trust and includes a community centre, primary school and nursery, an extra care housing scheme and numerous parks.

It will feature 1,000 homes once housebuilding is fully complete.

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