More affordable homes are coming to Gloucestershire thanks to Seven Vale Housing’s Development Team.
Work will begin shortly on a former computer café at 114a Queen’s Road, Tewkesbury. The site has received full planning permission to provide a one bedroom property with open plan lounge and kitchen area. The fabric of the existing building will be improved to meet current building regulations.
This move will bring an empty building back into use for affordable housing. Contractors, Saxonby, who are currently building four one bedroom properties in York Road for Severn Vale, will now begin work in Queen’s Road.
The team has also recently secured a brand new project working with Wydean Housing Association and Bellway Homes to deliver thirteen affordable homes for rent and shared ownership in Highfield Road, Lydney. Work will begin in November and Severn Vale Housing will manage the construction process. On completion the properties will be handed back to Wydean for them to manage.
A new opportunity has come up to work with Gloucester-based developer, Newland Homes to develop a site at Oak Lane, Bredon. This scheme is made up of twenty four homes in total, with a planning requirement to deliver 10 affordable homes for general needs and shared ownership.
The homes will be made up of 1 bedroom flats, 2 bedroom houses and a 2 bedroom bungalow, within easy walking distance of the village of Bredon. The first two bedroom homes for shared ownership will be available during November /December 2017.
This project is the first time Severn Vale Housing will be working with Wychavon District Council.
Severn Vale Housing have recently competitively tendered for an extension to its’ retirement scheme, Parklands in Churchdown, Gloucester.
Contractor Speller Metcalfe will be constructing thirteen new bungalows on the existing Parklands scheme. The project is working its way through the planning process and it is hoped work will start before the end of 2017.
The Development Team is currently working up an affordable housing grant bid to go before the Housing Communities Agency (HCA). If successful this bid will secure a capital payment of £390,000 which will go towards the viability of the scheme and assist in making this project affordable to new customers.