Construction work has officially started at Curo’s newest housing development, Highbury Fields, situated in the picturesque village of Clutton. The scheme will deliver 36 new homes for local people, including 33% affordable housing for rent and shared ownership.
Highbury Fields is a development of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom properties, with the first homes due for completion in spring next year.
Curo Managing Director, Gerraint Oakley, said: “We’re delighted to be able to build much-needed new homes in Bath & North East Somerset and we’re excited to see work finally starting on site.
“With the highest private rents in the South West and average house prices amounting to nearly twelve times the median salary in B&NES, it’s paramount for house-builders like Curo to continue to build more homes, particularly affordable housing, for local people.
“This site, along with our other developments, underlines our commitment to being part of the solution in the housing crisis we’re facing locally and nationally. We don’t have shareholders; we generate profit for purpose by building and selling homes on the open market and reinvesting the income to provide more affordable housing.”
The development was named after the nearby Highbury Hill, the site of an Iron Age hillfort used for its advantageous defensive position.
Local heritage is further celebrated in the name of the new road that will border the development’s south side. The name – Greville Road - was chosen by local residents and the Parish Council for its connection to the village’s mining legacy. Greville was the surname of the Count and Countess of Warwick, who owned the Clutton Collieries and built the Maynard Terrace row of cottages, situated next to Highbury Fields, for local miners.
Meet the builders on 30th January
To give local residents the opportunity to find out more about the construction works and the new homes at Highbury Fields, Curo is hosting a drop in event at Clutton Village Hall on Tuesday 30th January from 3pm to 6pm, when visitors can meet the project team.