FIFTEEN new homes will be ‘officially’ opened in Brent Knoll on October 21, with nine of them being ‘affordable’, say Sedgemoor District Council.
They have been built to help address the unmet housing need for local people priced out of the market.
A council spokesperson said: “The scheme, in Station Road, is called Bakers Field and is the product of an excellent collaboration between Sedgemoor District Council Housing Development Team, Brent Knoll Parish Council, EG Carter and the Willow Tree Housing Partnership (then South Western Housing Society).
“In 2017, a steering group including parish councillors, set about identifying and supporting the clear need for additional village homes that local people could afford.
“This group worked tirelessly to secure the opportunity that led to the construction of this great development. The scheme has attracted funding from both Homes England funding and Sedgemoor District Council. Construction work started in early March 2020 and will be occupied by local residents this autumn.
Council chairman, Cllr Alan Bradford, said: “Very well done to all those who worked together to make sure that nine local families who have a strong connection with the parish have the chance to get an affordable home in Brent Knoll.”