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Bridport Residents 'To Create 30 New Co-Homes Homes'

Bridport Co Housing

9:07am 19th January 2013
(Updated 10:06am 19th January 2013)

Bridport plans for a new community of sustainable and affordable 'co-homes'.

A group of local residents are working together to create 30 new houses with shared facilities such as allotments and meeting rooms in the town.

Bridport Cohousing want to construct a sustainable environment by building eco-homes with high insulation levels, growing food on site, using shared transport facilities (such as a car pool and electric bikes) and having limits on private car ownership.

Lucy Rowland, a community nurse in Bridport and one of the potential residents, told Wessex FM, "I like the shared meals and activities in cohousing.  By working together, for example in the shared market garden, we can develop friendships and create a supportive network for old and young alike, so that we can all live together in a safe and happy neighbourhood, which is also of service to the wider community in Bridport".

The Allocation Policy for all homes will give first priority to people in or within 5 miles of Bridport.

The scheme hopes to build on the former success of the award-winning Threshold cohousing project in Gillingham, North Dorset.

The proposed site will be unveiled and open for public consultation today 10am-3pm (Saturday 19th] in Bucky Doo Square.

Or for more information you can head to: www.bridportcohousing.org.uk

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