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More affordable homes on the way as council's programme makes progress

News houses are under construction in Upavon and Chippenham

Published 24 November 2021
Picture of Phil Alford at Upavon housing development

New houses are under construction in Upavon and Chippenham as Wiltshire Council's drive to provide 1,000 affordable homes over the next decade continues to gather pace.

The new homes are being built at Whistledown Farm in Upavon and Rowden Brook in Chippenham by Redcliffe Homes and the council was successful in negotiating the affordable housing obligation on those sites.

The council is in contract with Redcliffe Homes to deliver 11 affordable rented and seven shared ownership homes in Upavon. While contracts have also been signed with Redcliffe Homes to provide 17 affordable rented and 11 shared ownership homes in Chippenham. The variety of affordable homes at each site will range from one-bed flats to four-bed houses. Each will be well built to a high specification and energy performance. The first of these homes are set to be complete during December this year.  

Cllr Phil Alford, Wiltshire Council Cabinet Member for Housing, said:

Some people may think that having the keys to a safe, secure high quality home might seem like a dream too far, but we're determined to make that a reality for as many people as possible.

We are looking at all the options available to us to ensure people can get a home that meet their specific needs.

We look forward to keeping people updated so that these houses can become homes for people as soon as possible.

If people would like any further information about these affordable homes, they should contact Andrew M Mead, Residential Development Project Manager, at AndrewM.Mead@wiltshire.gov.uk.

More information about the council's affordable homes plan was outlined in a report that was presented to cabinet in July July housing cabinet update.

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Published 24 November 2021