A DEAL has been made to construct 106 affordable homes within a development in Fordingbridge.

Pennyfarthing Homes has created a partnership with VIVID to construct the homes at part of its Whitsbury Green development.

Matt Dukes, managing director of Pennyfarthing Homes, said the deal is “poised to start a new chapter of affordable, high-quality home”.

He added the development promises “lasting benefits” for Fordingbridge and neighbouring areas.

Construction of the affordable homes is due to commence in November this year preceded by groundworks starting in June.

VIVID will take delivery of a mixed-tenure development which will include market housing, shared ownership and affordable rent options.

The scheme will include a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments, two-, three- and four-bedroom houses and two- and three-bedroom bungalows.

Future occupants will have access to an area of play and a natural recreational green space, as well as walking and cycling paths.

Each property will come with allocated parking, with larger homes boasting a garage or carport, while every house or bungalow will include a private rear garden.

Mr Dukes: “Working in collaboration with VIVID, we are committed to building residences that epitomise the high standards of any Pennyfarthing home, ensuring that the VIVID customers enjoy quality and comfort.

"We look forward to working with VIVID on this development and hope we can continue to work closely with this leading housing provider in Hampshire.”

Tristan Samuels, group development and new business director of VIVID, said: “We are really pleased to be working in partnership with Pennyfarthing Homes on this project.

"We firmly believe that everyone deserves a safe and secure place to call home and this investment is a step towards addressing the shortage of affordable homes in the south.

"We are committed to making a positive impact on communities by providing accessible housing solutions that enhance lives and creating communities to thrive in”.

This phase of new homes in Fordingbridge will also include six first homes which will be available directly from Pennyfarthing Homes.

Completions are expected from autumn 2025.

For more details on the homes available from Pennyfarthing visit pennyfarthinghomes.co.uk/developments or call 01425 541818.