Garages turned into new homes

Kayleigh Moss opens new homes at Park View Farm in Sedlescombe.
Kayleigh Moss opens new homes at Park View Farm in Sedlescombe.

A VANDALISED garage site in Sedlescombe has been transformed into eight new homes, which were officially opened last week.

Residents of Park View Farm joined AmicusHorizon staff to celebrate the completion of the development.

The homes, which include three one bedroom apartments, four two bedroom houses and a wheelchair accessible bungalow, were built on a historically problematic garage site that was prone to vandalism.

Tom Casey, senior project manager for AmicusHorizon said: “We’re really pleased to put this land to better use and provide quality, rural homes for the residents of Sedlescombe.”

Around 40 residents, staff and representatives from Rother District Council and Sedlescombe Parish Council were on site for the opening.

AmicusHorizon Sussex regional director, Angela Prickett, thanked the local residents and all those involved in the completion of the project.

New Park View Farm resident, Kayleigh Moss cut the ribbon to the site.

Kayleigh, 22, shares one of the two bedroom homes with her partner and one-year-old daughter. She said: “We moved into our home in July and it’s lovely. The AmicusHorizon staff have been great too.”

Park View Farm also became temporary residence to two royal pythons and a number of other creatures, thanks to animal handling company ‘JawsnClaws’, who joined in the celebrations.

Representatives from local building contractors Westridge, who were used by AmicusHorizon for the development, also attended the launch event.

Westridge were able to give work opportunities to four local apprentices throughout the project. The development was part funded by the Homes and Communities Agency.