A thriving and affluent Hertfordshire village, Abbots Langley demands the highest property prices so it’s no surprise that eight newly-built, genuinely affordable homes from local registered landlord, Hightown have quickly been snapped up.

Herts-based housing association, Hightown, is helping to meet the demand for affordable housing in the village with the recent provision of eight new homes for social rent. Over the next two years, Hightown will deliver 51 new affordable homes in Abbots Langley with a further 43 units currently under construction nearby.

Building work on The Copse, De’Havilland Place was completed in early July in partnership with Mears New Homes. The scheme comprises 20 new homes – 12 for market sale and the remaining eight for social rent in an attractive two-storey, traditional town house style. The affordable properties boast access to a generous community garden and good parking provision.

The development is now fully occupied and residents and tenants are settled into their new homes.

New tenant, Collette Ross who lives with her two daughters (five and ten years old) said:

Having our own front door after moving around a few times and living in temporary accommodation is amazing. We have our own privacy and space as a family. It’s so great having a more permanent base for me and the girls. It’s a lovely area and the neighbours are all friendly.


Andrew Royall, Director of Development for Hightown said:

“It’s excellent that Hightown is able to provide new homes for social rent in an area where so many local people struggle to find a home they can afford. This is our first partnership with Mears and we’re really pleased with the quality of this scheme.”