New figures have revealed that more than 160 people in Burton have been helped on to the property ladder thanks to a government-backed scheme.
Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths has welcomed new figures showing that the Help to Buy scheme has helped 167 people in the town get an affordable mortgage.
In South Derbyshire, a total of 266 residents in the district have used the scheme since it was launched two years ago.
Tory Mr Griffiths said: “Thanks to recession the prospect of buying a first home was nothing more than a pipe dream for many thousands of hardworking taxpayers in Britain.
“That’s why the Conservatives, as part of our long-term economic plan, launched Help to Buy which has so far helped 167 families in Burton buy their own home and is playing a major part in increasing the number of new homes being built.
“This means 167 more families able to achieve their dream of home ownership and enjoy the security and peace of mind that comes with that.
Across the UK, Help to Buy has helped more than 71,000 families buy their own home.
Tom Dytham and Corinne Bennett are certainly advocates following their move to the new Taylor Wimpey development in Hepworth Road, Woodville.
Mr Dytham, 23, said: “We had looked into mortgages a while ago and were disappointed to find out how little our money would buy us.
“Then we found out about Help to Buy. It all went very smoothly.”
By Burton Mail