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First residents welcomed to £8.4m Clagh Vane estate

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

An event was held earlier today at the Clagh Vane estate to celebrate the first residents moving into the £8.4m housing development in Ballasalla.

Michelle Williams was presented with a bouquet of flowers on the doorstep of her new home by Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer MHK and Julie Edge MHK, Member with responsibility for Public Estates and Housing.

Mrs Williams said:

‘I feel like I’ve died and gone to heaven, what more can I say. I’ve been in the house for around six weeks now and it’s wonderful.’

The 42-home Horse Shoe in the Clagh Vane estate was demolished in 2016, and will be replaced by 51 new properties.

A total of 23 properties have been handed over by the developer, comprising phases 1 and 2, with phase 3 following in the autumn.

In addition to 35 houses ranging in size from two to four bedrooms, there are 14 two-bedroom apartments and two wheelchair-friendly one-bedroom apartments. Two of the four-bedroom homes have also been extended and adapted to provide a fourth bedroom, provision for hoists and ground-floor bathroom access.

Building on the success of the award-winning Passivhaus project at Janet’s Corner in Castletown, eight of the properties in phase 3 will be low-energy homes, and the whole development has been constructed to the latest thermal efficiency standards.

Ms Edge said:

‘Today marks a really special milestone in this project. I’m delighted that the first two phases have been delivered on time and that residents are now helping to create such a positive community.

‘Providing good quality, low-energy homes is the correct approach in today’s environment and Government is eager to encourage this throughout the sector by helping to improve standards.’

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