Bungalow scheme in Corsley receives go ahead
I am particularly delighted we are providing affordable homes for our older residents in rural areas so they can continue to enjoy and be part of their own local communitiesChuck Berry, cabinet member for housing
Five new affordable rented bungalows for the over 55s will be built in Corsley after planning permission was granted recently.
The bungalows will be owned and run on an affordable rented tenure. They will help older residents remain within their local community, have an energy efficient home, and have suitable accommodation to meet their needs as they become older. This means the properties they are currently in can be released for larger families on the housing register.
The bungalows will be modern, well designed, built to a high standard and able to be adapted.
Chuck Berry, cabinet member for housing, said: "We are committed to providing new affordable homes and this is an excellent way to utilise council-owned land to provide needed housing.
"I am particularly delighted we are providing affordable homes for our older residents in rural areas so they can continue to enjoy and be part of their own local communities. This will then free up larger houses for the many families in Wiltshire who need somewhere to live.
"Ensuring older people can stay part of their local community means they will continue to have their support networks around them. As their needs increase in years to come, these bungalows can be adapted and they will be able to stay in their own home close to their friends and loved ones."
The innovative scheme is part of our £42.5million housing development programme, which will see more than 220 new affordable homes built in Wiltshire by 2020. We are working with local communities to create, own and run 226 affordable homes for families and elderly residents across the county. These schemes will mean there will be approximately 5,540 affordable homes for families and elderly residents across the county.
Planning permission was granted in May, and it is anticipated construction will begin during the late summer (2017), with the homes ready to be occupied in spring 2018.