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12 June 2018

Wiltshire Council pledges £4m for extra homes

Wiltshire Council has announced a major £4m investment in building more affordable homes in Trowbridge.

Cabinet members today agreed a plan for an extra 22 dwellings at the Southview Park site, where 28 council homes are already being built.

This latest addition to the county's affordable housing stock is extra to the 158 homes which the council already pledged to complete by 2020 with an investment of £30.5m.

The 22 new-build homes include a mix of nine one-bed flats, three two-bed flats, five two-bed houses and five three-bed houses. They will be occupied by residents from Wiltshire Council's housing waiting list.

Richard Clewer, Wiltshire Council's cabinet member for housing, said: "This is great news for Wiltshire, adding new homes where they are needed for individuals and families who need a comfortable, warm and safe place to live.

"Once again we are investing in our communities growing our economy and meeting a pressing social need by providing more affordable homes to rent and buy."

The extra homes are scheduled for completion by autumn 2019.

The initial phase of 28 new homes at Southview an investment of £5m is on target for completion in the coming winter. The contractor, Stepnell, has secured the tender to build the additional homes.

Planning permission is already in place.

The extra £4m investment comes from commuted sum funding from developers and social care capital grants from central Government.

Last updated: 12 June 2018 | Last reviewed: 12 June 2018

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