Yate and Thornbury MP Luke Hall last month visited some of new homes we’re currently building as part of our redevelopment project.
He toured the two building sites in Iron Acton accompanied by members of our development team to learn more about the village development. The 27
properties are among 72 new homes being built in the village and in neighbouring Coalpit Heath in the current phase of our ongoing redevelopment project. They are replacing 44 former properties in the villages.
Speaking after the visit Mr Hall said: “It was great to spend time in Iron Acton, to take a closer look at these brand new homes which are nearing completion. I am encouraged that these new homes are being delivered by redeveloping existing properties, and by making use of vacant land which does not compromise the local
“This is a really positive development for local families, with more affordable homes on offer. I look forward to seeing the vibrant Iron Acton community grow, in what is already a warm and welcoming village.”
Development Manager Ellen Copeland said: “It was great to give Luke Hall a tour of the excellent new affordable homes we’re building in Iron Acton. They’re really taking shape now and are on course to be completed later in the year. We can't wait to welcome our new residents into them.
“These homes are among 225 new homes that we’re currently onsite building at several locations across South Gloucestershire. Last year we built 186 homes and over the next 12 months we’re aiming to increase this to more than 300. And our partnership with Bromford will allow us to invest £1.5bn to build 14,000 new homes over the next ten years.”
We have already completed 23 of the 72 homes being built in this phase, with all of the remaining homes due to be completed by the autumn. Most of the homes will be let at affordable rents, although five homes were made available buy through shared ownership. We had lots of interest in these shared ownership homes and they were all quickly reserved.