18 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.

The council has spent £2.1 million developing the sites, which were formerly occupied by garages.

The authority has built 1 x four-bedroom house, 7 x two-bedroom houses and 10 x one-bedroom flats.

The latest homes at Ringstone Close in West Huntspill were unveiled on Thursday (March 9th), as pictured here.

“After recent government changes in legislation, Sedgemoor District Council took the opportunity to start building badly needed houses,” said council chairman Ian Dyer.

“After looking around at its estates, it was decided to redevelop some redundant garages and build a range of brand new, energy-efficient homes.”

Four homes were built in Rosewood Close, Burnham-On-Sea last year and were handed over last December, as Burnham-On-Sea.com reported here.

Ringstone 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.

The 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.

They are now set to return and move into their brand new home at the site, which will be managed by Homes in Sedgemoor.

Mr 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 can’t thank Homes in Sedgemoor enough for their support over the last year.”

Their 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 them.

Pictured: 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ceremony in West Huntspill and, centre, the first family to move in are Mr and Mrs Cannon; above the garages that have been replaced by new homes.