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 is proposing 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.
The proposals include the demolition of 23 vacant flats built in the 1970s and the retention and enhancement of two existing bungalows with the provision of dedicated parking.
Why redevelop St Chad's?
St Chad's is a sheltered accommodation scheme with 22 x one bedroom flats and 1 x two-bedroom flat. The existing properties at St Chad’s were designed as older persons’ accommodation and are 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 Curo’s 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 B&NES' Housing Enabling Team to make sure our proposals meet the local housing needs and we're delighted to be able to propose a 100% affordable scheme at St Chad's.
On Thursday 28 September 2017, Curo held a public exhibition at Midsomer Norton Town Hall to give local people the opportunity to view and comment on the proposals. If you were unable to attend our exhibition, you can view the proposals here: