of new council homes for Burnham-On-Sea and West Huntspill
new council homes have been built in Burnham-On-Sea and West Huntspill
- the first new homes that Sedgemoor District Council has constructed
for over 30 years.
council has spent £2.1 million developing the sites, which
were formerly occupied by garages.
authority has built 1 x four-bedroom house, 7 x two-bedroom houses
and 10 x one-bedroom flats.
latest homes at Ringstone Close in West Huntspill were unveiled
on Thursday (March 9th), as pictured here.
recent government changes in legislation, Sedgemoor District Council
took the opportunity to start building badly needed houses,"
said council chairman Ian Dyer.
looking around at its estates, it was decided to redevelop some
redundant garages and build a range of brand new, energy-efficient
homes were built in Rosewood Close, Burnham-On-Sea last year and
were handed over last December, as Burnham-On-Sea.com reported
residents, Mr and Mrs Cannon, attended the opening of eleven new
homes built by Sedgemoor District Council and Biggs Contractors
at Ringstone Court, West Huntspill on Thursday.
couple left their bungalow on the site thirteen months ago, after
living there for eight years, so it could be demolished to make
way for the new housing development.
are now set to return and move into their brand new home at the
site, which will be managed by Homes in Sedgemoor.
Cannon told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We were very stressed having
to leave our home, but it has been worth it and we are happy to
come back. We are delighted with our new house. We cant thank
Homes in Sedgemoor enough for their support over the last year."
new home has been specially adapted, with a stairlift, grab rails
and a wetroom. The couple were able to choose their kitchen tiles,
flooring, cabinet doors and handles, making it more personal to
Top, Cllr Ian Dyer handing over a ceremonial key to Chris Mosely
during Thursday's ceremony in West Huntspill and, centre, the first
family to move in are Mr and Mrs Cannon; above the garages that
have been replaced by new homes.