£800,000 extra agreed for new housing scheme for Bridport

£800,000 extra agreed for new housing scheme for Bridport

Published by Maria Greenwood at 11:06am 12th December 2019.

Bridport's a step closer to get 53 affordable new homes.

Dorset Council's agreed to enter into a contract with Homes England, which will see an extra £808,555 go towards building the properties in North Allington.

'Affordable'

The development, next to the Community Hospital, will be a mix of flats and houses for people on a range of incomes. There will also be options for social rent and shared ownership between 25% and 75% of the open market value.

'Facilities'

Due to be named 'Hazlemead', the development will provide a large green space for food growing or leisure activities, shared resources such as a children's playroom, office space and laundry facilities. 

Free parking around the perimeter of the development will also be made available to residents. 

Bridport Community Hospital
Bridport Community Hospital

Bournemouth Churches Housing association (BCHA) will be developing the homes, that will be built by CG Fry with work to beginning early next year. 

Rebecca Kirk, Dorset Council Corporate Director for Housing said: 

"We're really pleased that the Cabinet have agreed the contract to help with the infrastructure for this development. 

"The Bridport Cohousing group have worked very hard to see this development become a reality and are to be commended for their fundraising efforts and determination."

"We have a big emphasis at Dorset Council to help support and provide community led housing that brings families and individuals together, and do so in a way that limits the environmental impact. 

"This includes homes that will have solar panels on the roof and communal car sharing schemes, green energy systems and a market garden." 

For more information email info@bridportcohousing.org.uk.