New affordable homes coming to Williton

06 March 2015

A ground breaking event which took place today marks the start of a scheme that will deliver twelve new affordable family homes in Williton, a village in Somerset.

We were joined by representatives from Taunton Deane Council, West Somerset Council, EDF Energy, Halsall and local schools in the area to celebrate the launch of the project. 

We're working in partnership with West Somerset District Council, the Homes and Community Agency, Halsall Construction and EDF Energy to develop the affordable housing scheme. 

The new homes will be built on the site of Old Croft House, a former care home which was closed in 2011. In recent years it’s become a highly visible derelict property, attracting some anti-social behaviour. 

Mike Day, Director of Development at Knightstone said: “We’re very happy to celebrate the moment when we start on site at Old Croft House. 

“The project will rejuvenate a former derelict site and deliver much needed affordable homes in Williton, as well as create job opportunities which could benefit the local community.

“We’re pleased to be working with various partners, who all bring unique skills and expertise, and we welcome the financial support from EDF Energy who’ve helped to make this project a reality.”

David Matthews, Strategic Development Manager at Halsall Homes commented: “Halsall are delighted to be transforming this unused site into sustainable homes for local people.”

David Eccles, head of communications for Hinkley Point C, said: “EDF Energy is pleased to see developments like this in the region. Our own project will provide substantial employment opportunities during construction and throughout the life of the new power station.

“Creating additional capacity in the housing market in advance of our main construction starting is good news for the community and underpins sustainable local economic growth.”

Completion of the homes are planned for November 2015.

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