Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council officially opens 62 new, affordable homes in Highbridge

22 August 2016

On Friday, the Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, Cllr Ian Dyer, cut the ribbon to officially open 62 new homes at Morland Chase in Highbridge, joined by the Mayor of Burnham and Highbridge, Cllr Michael Clarke.

We welcomed residents to their new homes and community with an event at King Alfred’s School the same afternoon.

The 62 homes were built by us, in partnership with Sedgemoor District Council, E G Carter & Co Ltd and Clarke Willmott LLP, on the site of a former industrial estate on Morland Road.

Over the past few years, 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 in the town for a number of years. Sedgemoor District Council also invested £1.6million in the redevelopments.

Barrie Dale, our Vice Chair, said: “We’re committed to building new homes and investing in communities across Somerset and the West of England. In 2015/16, we built 472 more homes across the region, to address the clear need for more affordable housing.”

Cllr Ian Dyer, Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, said “The Council are extremely pleased to be involved in this scheme as a major partner. With the help of many Sedgemoor staff including the Affordable Housing Enabling team, Planning Policy, Development Management and others, this project was completed ahead of schedule and is a credit to all involved.”

Peter Burrows, Director, E G Carter & Co Ltd, said “We’re immensely proud of the successful delivery of The Morland Chase project which demonstrates how partners can come together and work collaboratively to deliver great places where people aspire to live.”

Stephen Harper, Associate in the Commercial Property team at Clarke Willmott said: “The team at Clarke Willmott were pleased to assist Knightstone Housing from early due diligence right through to completion of the acquisition of the site and we’re delighted with the success of the project.”