A MUM and her autistic son are thrilled after moving into a brand new home, one of the first at the Churchfields development site in Kidderminster.

Zara Wood and her 11-year-old son, Oliver, are excited to decorate their new home before Christmas after living in flats for years.

Zara said: “I was previously living in a flat up the road, but it wasn’t suitable for us as my son is autistic and needs space in a garden

“I was quite shocked when I was offered this place. It’s amazing and it’s what I have been wanting for a very long time as I’ve been living in flats since my son was a baby.

“Not only is the garden good for my son, but I can spend time in it too and it’s lovely to have separate floors so I can relax while I am downstairs, and he is in his room.”

Citizen have worked with Vistry Partnerships on the Churchfields site in Kidderminster which is made up of 246 homes – 100 for outright sale and 146 affordable homes.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Zara and her son are given the keys to their brand new home Zara and her son are given the keys to their brand new home An 1802 warehouse on the site has also been converted into one- and two-bedroom flats.

Executive Director of Development at Citizen Nick Byrne said: “We are thrilled to hear how much Zara loves her new home and are so pleased that she has plans to make it a special Christmas there."

Darren Beale, regional managing director at Vistry Partnerships said: “We wish all the customers moving into the homes at Churchfields all the best and a Merry Christmas.”

The site is due to be completed in Spring 2024.

Zara added: "My son is so excited he keeps saying that we can decorate the front of the house – it will be great. I am looking forward to making the rest of the house Christmassy too.

“I love my home and I am so happy where we are – I will definitely not be moving again.”