Janet and Tracy

Applethwaite is crediting the Government’s Help to Buy scheme for a surge in sales in phase one of its development at Tennyson Drive, Bispham.

The housing project, close to Kincraig Primary School, comprises a mix of three and four-bedroom semi-detached and detached properties.

Built to high standards with quality fixtures and fittings, the homes boast close proximity to local amenities and education establishments.

Blackpool-born paramedic, Tracy Gardiner, is one of the cul-de-sac’s newest residents, having purchased a three-bedroom house through the Help to Buy scheme. The 25-year-old, first-time buyer relocated from Marton to Bispham and now occupies the property with her dog, Logan.

Gardiner, a paramedic for the North West Ambulance Service, said: “I reserved the plot right away on my first viewing. The development is located in a fantastic area and is very competitively priced compared to similar properties within the village.”

Known widely in the Lake District for creating luxury homes, Applethwaite has broadened its range of housing, with an emphasis on new-build family homes in small developments to appeal to a wider market.

With construction work carried out by Eric Wright Special Projects, preliminary work on phase two of the development is now underway.

This next phase of 23 homes will include brand new house types which have been specially developed to offer buyers the best quality homes designed with a high understanding of their needs.

Mike Henry, director of Applethwaite Ltd, said: “Having rescued this project from the previous developer which unfortunately had gone into administration, we are delighted with the levels of interest and are expecting this to continue as phase two gets underway and our new house types are unveiled.

“Help to Buy has undoubtedly produced a huge stimulus to the housing market in Blackpool, by providing people with both the confidence and the ability to step onto or move up the housing ladder.”

House-hunters can visit the development’s show home every Friday to Monday between 11.00am and 5.00pm.

5% Deposit

The new Government-backed equity scheme ‘help to buy’, means you could move with just a 5% deposit