Following the success of its neighbouring Heron Fields development, which sold out in 2019, Hyde New Homes’ Spring Acres will deliver 525 brand new homes to the area for outright sale and through shared ownership, promising affordable options for those wishing to relocate to the semi-rural setting of Bapchild.

Ideal for commuters seeking a slower pace of life, the development boasts excellent road and rail transport links to London and the Kent coast, while sitting just minutes away from the popular town of Sittingbourne.

Furthermore, residents will enjoy a new country park, offering natural open spaces and children’s play areas. The park will be managed by Hyde’s dedicated team, who will ensure that the site’s rich biodiversity, with its array of birds, reptiles, and mammals including badgers, and hedgehogs will thrive.

Alongside extensive ecological surveys, Hyde has committed to creating and preserving a number of natural habitats including mature trees, hedgerows, log piles and scrub. Plus, they will be encouraging bats and birds to nest in boxes that will be set up in the park’s towering mature trees.

It is this lure of countryside living, while being close to excellent transport links with direct access to the A2, that makes Spring Acres an ideal haven for those escaping the hustle and bustle of city living. Plus, with the option of shared ownership, it could allow more families to stay closer together who may have previously been priced out of the county by rocketing house prices in recent years.

The stylish collection of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes are designed to a high-quality specification including contemporary kitchens and bathrooms, neutral flooring and all the finishing touches.

Phase one will comprise 60 homes, available for both outright sale and shared ownership, prices for the homes start at £260,000 for the full market value. The attraction of shared ownership will no doubt be the low minimum deposit. A 30% share would require a minimum 5% deposit along with a subsidised rent, which is paid to Hyde New Homes on the remaining share. Further shares can be purchased, through a process known as staircasing, which allows purchasers to own 100% of their home over time. So typically, for a £260,000 home, a deposit of £13,000 is all that would be required.

Minnie Dando, Head of Marketing and Communications at Hyde New Homes said: “The pandemic has seen an ever-growing number of buyers expand their search radius from central London to the surrounding counties.

“Kent has been a top choice thanks to its excellent transport links, bustling market towns, historic cities and stunning landscapes. Combined, this makes it an excellent choice for first time buyers, commuters and families alike.

“Spring Acres has also been designed with Kent residents in mind – those who wish to put down roots but may not have been able to afford to buy in the area previously.

“Thanks to our beautiful range of affordable homes, and by offering our exciting shared ownership scheme, the chance to be part of a flourishing community can become a reality.”

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