Stanton Cross is celebrating its first baby.
Scott and Sam Cooper welcomed son George, their first child, into the world after moving into Bovis Homes’ Wendelburie Rise location at the Wellingborough development.
Scott and Sam Cooper, with baby George, outside their new property at Bovis Homes' Wendelburie Rise location in Wellingborough
The happy couple were among the first to buy a home at this brand-new part of the community.
The trio have been settling well into their four-bedroom “forever home”, which they bought on the day the development opened, using the Government-backed Help to Buy – Equity Loan initiative.
Scott and Sam, who has lived in Wellingborough all her life, said Wendelburie Rise, in the Stanton Cross community that will include schools, shops and leisure facilities, would be the perfect place for George to grow up.
“George is doing really well, we’re learning something new all the time and it’s an unbelievable experience on a daily basis!” Scott, who has lived in the town for six years, said.
“Wendelburie Rise will be wonderful for families, with all its facilities, sense of community and proximity to the train station and motorway.
“There will be a lot of green space for George to play in. We can’t wait to see him grow up here. We’re so glad we went for this house, which we purchased on the day the development opened.
“The layout of the house is perfect, particularly the dining room, the kitchen at the back and the large hallway. It’s our forever home. We have used Help to Buy before and knew how it worked, and it was the right move for us
“Bovis Homes has been perfect all the way through. We had a negative experience with another housebuilder before, but the Bovis Homes team were everything we could have hoped for and more.”
Wendelburie Rise is the first part of the flagship Stanton Cross development, which is bringing £1 billion worth of investment to the area.
Stanton Cross will provide 3,650 new homes, plus industrial, leisure, retail and office space, while delivering around 3,000 new jobs.
Using the Help to Buy – Equity Loan scheme, home buyers need just a five per cent cash deposit, with the Government providing an equity loan of up to 20 per cent of the value of the property being bought. Purchasers then need to secure up to a 75 per cent mortgage.