Foxhill Housing Zone
In March 2015, the government designated Foxhill as a Housing Zone. The Foxhill Housing Zone covers development of new homes on the former MOD Foxhill site (known as Mulberry Park) and the proposed regeneration of areas of the Foxhill estate.
The Foxhill Housing Zone is one of just 20 Housing Zones outside London.
What is a Housing Zone?
A housing zone is an area of land identified by central government for housing. The government provides additional support and funding to unlock the scheme, helping the local authority and developer to overcome challenges to accelerate the delivery of homes. This could include the development of essential infrastructure and support with the planning process. This support is provided through the Homes & Communities Agency.
About the Foxhill Housing Zone
Bath & North East Somerset Council, with Curo’s support, applied for the Mulberry Park and Foxhill areas to be designated as a housing zone. This designation was confirmed in March 2015.
The Foxhill Housing Zone has the potential to deliver up to 1,300 new homes as well as new open spaces, community facilities and improvements to the local transport infrastructure.
In January 2016, the Council secured £313,000 funding for the Foxhill Housing Zone from the government. This funding will support:
- An independent advisory service for local residents affected by the proposed regeneration
- An independent study of the financial viability of the Housing Zone in order to maximise delivery of affordable housing and wider community benefit
- A project manager in the Council’s Community Regeneration division to co-ordinate the Council’s involvement in delivery of the Housing Zone.
Curo is building the first 275 new homes at Mulberry Park and we continues to work closely with the Council and with the local community to develop further proposals for much needed new homes and a long term sustainable future for Foxhill.