24 July 2020: Development of the Week - Sam's Acre, South Petherton

Our development in South Petherton, Sam's Acre has been featured by Inside Housing as 'Development of the Week.'

Sam's Acre, South Petherton

Scheme name: Sam's Acre, South Petherton

Local authority: South Somerset District Council (SSDC)

Developer: Acheson Construction

Architect: Boon Brown

Number of homes: 34

Cost: £6.3m

Completion date: July 2020

This scheme:

Comprising 22 homes for affordable rent, 5 shared ownership and 7 rent to buy; this is the first development Stonewater has completed in partnership with a Community Land Trust and the first in the country to win funding from Homes England's Community Housing Fund.

Close to completion and just as the pandemic hit, SSDC asked if one of the scheme's bungalows could be adapted for a client who was in hospital with an urgent need for housing. Stonewater and its contractors rose to the challenge, redesigning the homes layout and future-proofing it to meet the person's changing needs.