Another bid to tackle affordable homes shortage

November 08 2016

SOME of the homes being built on the site of the former Cadbury Heath Youth Centre will help address the shortage of affordable housing in the area.

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SOME of the homes being built on the site of the former Cadbury Heath Youth Centre will help address the shortage of affordable housing in the area.

Merlin Housing Association  has taken on on nine of the 25 properties being built by Cotswold Homes at the development, which will be known as Charlotte Mews. The homes will be a a mix of two and three bedroom houses and two one bedroom flats.

A Merlin spokesman said: “The deal means that we're currently onsite developing more than 240 much-needed affordable homes across South Gloucestershire, Bristol and Bath. 

“This year our target is to build 135 new homes, rising to 300 a year by 2019. These homes are right in the middle of our heartland as we already have more than 600 homes in Cadbury Heath, so this development was a perfect fit for us.

“It's great to be part of the regeneration of this site and to be working with Cotswold Homes again, following the successful completion of new homes built in Downend last year. 

“Those homes have proved extremely popular with customers and we're sure that these nine new homes will prove no different.”

Cotswold  Homes has introduced some new house designs at Charlotte Mews.The flexible use of space includes a big open-plan family ‘hub’ incorporating a dining room and kitchen with French windows opening into the garden.

Terri Hayes-Pugh, head of sales and marketing at Cotswold Homes, said there was huge local interest in the homes.The homes will be a mix of social rented and shared ownership and are due for completion in phases next summer and autumn.