St Chad's, Midsomer Norton
St Chad’s Green is a redevelopment scheme consisting of 16 new affordable family homes in Midsomer Norton, Bath & North East Somerset. Curo are delivering a mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4-bed homes which will be available to rent at affordable rates and to buy through Shared Ownership.
Artist's impression - aerial view of the new development
Curo was granted planning permission for St Chad's Green in April 2018. Works on site, including demolition of the former sheltered flats, started in Summer 2018, with construction works officially under way in February 2019.
The scheme will provide a mix of 15 houses with two, three and four bedrooms and a one-bedroom apartment. Four of the new homes will be available to buy via Shared Ownership, while the other 12 will be let at affordable rents to local people currently on the local authority’s housing waiting list.
Alongside new homes, the development will also deliver enhancements for the two existing bungalows at St Chad's Green, with the provision of dedicated parking.
Interested in buying one of the Shared Ownership properties? Head over to our sales website for more details.
The affordable homes for rent will be let via B&NES Council's Choice Based Letting Scheme, Homesearch.
Why redevelop St Chad's?
St Chad's was a sheltered accommodation scheme with 22 x one bedroom flats and one x two-bedroom flat. The flats were designed as older persons’ accommodation and were small, poorly lit and expensive to heat. Because of this, some of the flats became hard to let and were left empty for significant periods of time, leading to our decision to reassess the site and current demand for housing in the area.
Curo tenants within the main block were re-housed over the course of three years, from 2013 to 2016, to more suitable accommodation to meet their needs.
Why build family homes instead of new sheltered accommodation?
Homesearch data for social housing in Midsomer Norton shows that the greatest demand in the local area is for family homes. Curo has been working closely with the B&NES Housing Enabling Team to make sure our proposals meet the local housing needs and we're delighted to be able to deliver a 100% affordable scheme at St Chad's.
Exhibition of planning proposals, September 2017