Customers queue to reserve a new home

In an unprecedented move for the new homes market locally, the first potential customers were queued from 6.00am to ensure they were able to pick their preferred home. A total of five reservations were notched up last Friday alone as a result.

And the forward interest has been such that Stamford Homes have decided to bring forward the official launch of the development.

Contracts were exchanged earlier this year for the 24-home scheme on Clay Lane in Castor, in what will be a two-year project for the village worth around £9 million.

Drover’s Mead is a joint venture with the former land owners The Homes and Communities Agency, and will include a mixture of much-needed affordable housing, together with luxury four and five-bedroom private homes.

In a first for Stamford Homes in the area, the individually-designed family homes will meet the Government’s Code Level 3 for sustainable homes – blending contemporary styling with a high level of energy saving through a number of features.

Eco-friendly additions will include rainwater butts, improved heat loss efficiency, compost bins and a garden shed bicycle storage to encourage a greener way of life.

Stamford Homes have worked closely with the parish council and local planners to ensure that the sensitive needs of the area are taken into account.

Stamford Homes regional sales and marketing director Peter Bond said: “With so much forward interest in the development we knew that demand would be high, and to achieve five reservations in a single morning – even before the official launch of the development with the show home opening – was outstanding.

“Drover’s Mead is a stunning location in one of Peterborough’s most attractive villages. The houses meet the latest Government sustainability guidelines which is another first for Stamford Homes in this region.”

The last two homes on the first release at Drover’s Mead are available to reserve now, with prices starting from £525,000. A show home is due to be completed at this sought-after location at the end of this year, with the first new homes ready for occupation in Summer 2011.

Also available locally are Whittington’s Meadow in the lovely village of Nassington where prices currently start from £595,000 and Welland Park in Stamford with prices from £299,995.

For more information, visit www.stamford-homes.co.uk or contact 07970 000224.