First look at new homes in Pucklechurch
Building contractor Speller Metcalfe has completed construction of twenty new homes in the South Gloucestershire village of Pucklechurch.
The properties are part of a new development for housing association LiveWest which will see a total of 58 affordable homes delivered across two sites.
The completed homes at the newly-named Cable Close is the smaller of the two schemes, with a larger 38 home development called The Moorings scheduled for completion later this year.
Cable Close comprises eight 1 and 2 bedroom flats and twelve 2 and 3 bedroom houses all for affordable rent through LiveWest. Designed by BM3 Architects, each of the timber-framed properties has a rear garden and parking spaces.
Speller Metcalfe’s specialist Living division were chosen to build the new homes at Cable Close having previously delivered a number of similar schemes across the region for LiveWest.
Speller Metcalfe Joint Managing Director, Steve Speller said: “We are delighted to see these fantastic new homes at Pucklechurch reach completion.
“We understand there is a real need to provide affordable housing right across the country but especially in more rural locations such as Pucklechurch where people are increasingly being priced out of the housing market.”
LiveWest Development Manager Chris Dawson said: “We are delighted that the first site is completed having gone really smoothly.
“The new houses and flats means more local people can remain in the village instead of being forced to look for cheaper accommodation elsewhere.
“We are also pleased to have contributed to the area’s history by enhancing the neighbouring grade II listed World War II balloon tethering as part of the development.”
Councillor Erica Williams, South Gloucestershire Council Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery and Public Health, said: “This is an excellent use of former council land because it is continuing to make a positive contribution to the community.
“The Council has also provided around £400,000 from the Housing Enabling Developer Contributions fund to this project.
“With a growing population, we need new homes. While the discussion about housebuilding is often centred on towns and cities, it is really important to deliver them, sensitively, right across the district.”
“Rural locations need affordable homes so the next generations can stay in or move to these communities and contribute to the countryside economy, allowing them to renew and to be sustainable.”