THE Government’s housing minister has said he was delighted to see how a housing scheme in Leominster is supporting veterans.

Minister for housing Christopher Pincher has made a virtual visit to Stonewater’s community build development at Waterworks Lane in the town.

The project will see up to nine veterans, who will all receive training and support, work alongside Stonewater’s local contractor at the development. The veterans who work on the project will then be able to rent one of the homes upon completion.

The firm said Mr Pincher was keen to see the 19 new affordable homes being built.

During a virtual tour on November 5, Mr Pincher heard about Stonewater’s work with Community Self Build Agency, now part of supported housing provider Alabaré, to deliver the community build development.

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Stonewater, Herefordshire Council, Alabaré, and Harper Group Construction Ltd are the different organisations involved with the scheme in Leominster

Mr Pincher said: “Through our £12 billion investment this Government is delivering affordable homes for families across the country – which includes the highest single funding commitment in a decade.

“I was delighted to 'virtually' visit these affordable housing developments and learn about the work Stonewater is doing to support our veterans and to ensure new homes are both greener and more affordable.”

Stonewater chief executive Nicholas Harris added: In Herefordshire, there is a large armed forces presence and so there is a constant need for veteran accommodation.

“We’re proud to lead the way alongside our community partners and show other organisations how important schemes like this are for the wider community.”