May 19, 2009
gets underway to build 73 new low-cost Highbridge homes
work to build dozens of new homes on land next to Highbridge's
Asda supermarket has begun over the last week.
alongside Caxton Road has been landscaped, as pictured, and construction
equipment has moved onto the site.
Housing Association won permission from Sedgemoor District Council
to develop the 3.7 acre site last
scheme includes 73 'affordable homes' in the first phase and the
whole site, when complete, will boast 117 homes.
plans for the low-cost houses and flats were met with controversy
when town councillors expressed concerns about "over development"
of the site amid soaring number of empty properties in the town.