We've invested over £13 million in 120 new, affordable homes in Highbridge

25 February 2016

We've invested over £13 million in Highbridge, to build 120 new, affordable homes through the redevelopment of brownfield sites.

This investment represents our biggest investment in the town for a number of years. Sedgemoor District Council also invested £1.6million in the redevelopment.

We completed 58 homes on Highbridge’s former cattle market site last year, and work is now underway with contractors EG Carter on a further 62 homes on Morland Road. In total, the two developments provide 116 homes for affordable rent and 4 for shared ownership.

Both developments offer a mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes, easy transport links and access to local schools and leisure facilities.

These developments are part of our commitment to tackling the housing crisis in Somerset and the West of England.

The National Housing Federation’s Home Truths 2015/16 Report revealed that, in 2014-15, 6,500 more homes were needed to meet the growing housing need in the South West.

Caroline Hughes, our Head of Development, said: “We know that there’s a housing crisis in the South West. There simply are not enough homes to meet demand, particularly for those on lower incomes. As a housing association, we’re working hard to combat this issue.

“We’re committed to providing much need homes for affordable rent, as well as developing new homes for shared ownership, to help people onto the property ladder. By the end of 2015/16, we’ll have built 472 more homes for rent and shared ownership in Somerset and the West of England.

Allison Griffin, Sedgemoor District Council’s Corporate Director responsible for Housing said, “Sedgemoor District Council is very pleased with the continued development of affordable housing by its partners in the district, and is proud to be able to continue to support these schemes in various ways.”

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