multi-million pound housing development opens in Highbridge
new multi-million pound housing development in Highbridge has been
formally opened this week.
Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, Cllr Ian Dyer, and the Mayor
of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge, Cllr Michael Clarke, officially
cut a ribbon to open the 62 new, affordable homes at Morland Chase
on the site of the former Morland Industrial Park.
homes were built by Knightstone Housing, in partnership with Sedgemoor
District Council, E G Carter & Co Ltd and Clarke Willmott LLP.
says over the past few years it has invested over £13million
in Highbridge, to build 120 new, affordable homes through the re-development
of brownfield sites.
investment represents Knightstones biggest in the town for
a number of years. Sedgemoor District Council also invested £1.6million
in the redevelopments.
Dale, Vice Chair of Knightstone, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Were
committed to building new homes and investing in communities across
Somerset and the West of England. In 2015/16, we built 472 more
homes across the region, to address the clear need for more affordable
Ian Dyer, Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, added: "The
Council are extremely pleased to be involved in this scheme as a
major partner. With the help of many Sedgemoor staff including the
Affordable Housing Enabling team, Planning Policy, Development Management
and others, this project was completed ahead of schedule and is
a credit to all involved."
Housing welcomed residents to their new homes and the community
with an event at King Alfred School during the day.
Friday's opening of the new Morland Chase housing development in
Highbridge (photos Jasons Adams)