13 July 2020: Vistry Partnerships to build 80 affordable homes in Bridgwater, Somerset
Regeneration specialist Vistry Partnerships has exchanged contracts with Homes England to build 80 affordable homes on a site at Kingsdown, Bridgwater.
The 100% affordable homes scheme is situated to the north of the vibrant market town, whilst also being located near the Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Additionally, the site is adjacent to the Willow Man sculpture, originally built in 2000 to celebrate the millennium.
The site benefits from outline planning consent thanks to earlier work by Homes England to unlock the potential of the land. Vistry Partnerships, the largest provider of affordable homes in England, will now work in partnership with leading housing provider Stonewater to develop the proposals, with works planned to commence in early 2021.
The Bridgwater site is one of six across the country where Vistry Partnerships has recently exchanged contracts with Homes England. This nationwide portfolio will deliver more than 570 much needed new homes, including more than 400 affordable homes.
Craig Currie, Managing Director of Vistry Partnerships West, said:
“We are absolutely committed to building quality, affordable homes in areas where they are needed most, and this 100% affordable homes scheme will make a major impact to the affordable homes provision for the area, giving local people a genuine opportunity to find a new home. We’ll be working closely with Stonewater to develop the proposals in the coming months.”
Matt Crucefix, Director of Development (West) at Stonewater, said: “As one of the largest strategic partners of Homes England, Stonewater has a key role to play in providing affordable housing to those whose needs are not met by the private markets. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has shown that there is a real need for scaling-up the delivery of affordable homes and making sure everyone has a place that they can home. Therefore, we’re delighted to be working alongside Vistry Partnerships to deliver this completely affordable development in Bridgwater, Somerset.”