The first residents have moved into their homes at a new development of 14 affordable houses and apartments at Butchers Close off Wells Road in Westfield, near Radstock. The homes, built by housing and support organisation Curo, have all been made available to people who have been struggling to rent or buy locally.
Ten of the homes are being let to people registered with Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Homesearch scheme, with four properties being sold through Curo’s popular Shared Ownership scheme that helps people get a foot on the housing ladder by part-buying, part-renting their home.
Jane Alderman, Curo Head of Development, said: “Demand for good quality homes that are affordable in Bath & North East Somerset is huge, with average rents the highest in the South West and purchase prices over 14 times average incomes. We’re committed to increasing the supply of high quality homes in our region and are very pleased to have provided this opportunity and to have made these new homes possible.
“The site is on a prominent location off one of the main routes into Radstock and we’ve worked hard to keep disruption to a minimum throughout. We’d like to thank local people for their patience during the construction.”
Cllr Rob Appleyard said: "Both I and my fellow ward councillor, Cllr Moss, are delighted with the provision of additional affordable housing in Westfield. Although we recognise the need for a family eating destination in Westfield, we appreciate that there was no take up of that option, so affordable housing is a very good fit for the location. Another good investment by Curo in our community."
The homes meet Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes which means they offer a high level of energy-efficiency helping to keep bills low. The homes also all meet the Lifetime Homes standard which enables homes to be easily adapted as people’s needs change over time.
Open Day - 16 September
Two two-bedroom houses are still available for sale through Shared Ownership. We're holding an Open Day at the development for prospective buyers on Tuesday 16 September from 4-6pm. If you're interested in having a look round or in finding out more about other Curo homes for sale, contact our Sales team on 01225 366064 or visit www.curo-group.co.uk/sales.