Work is under way to transform the site of a derelict pub and garage into new affordable homes for Carterton in West Oxfordshire.
We appointed Feltham Construction to build 46 homes for affordable rent earlier this year. The development was put on hold due to the coronavirus lockdown, but Feltham Construction is now preparing the site for construction.
We consulted local residents last year on plans for the new development which will include 11 one-bed flats, 16 two-bed flats, 10 two-bed houses and 9 three-bed houses for affordable rent. A planning application was then submitted to West Oxfordshire District Council and planning permission was given in November 2019.
Colin Bloodworth, Cottsway’s Assistant Director of Development and Assets, said: “We are aware that this site has been disused and derelict for many years and we are delighted to be working with Feltham Construction to transform it to provide much-needed affordable housing for West Oxfordshire.
“Cottsway already provides homes for more than 10,000 customers and we are committed to doing more to help more people in housing need.”
Simon Lampard, Construction Director for Feltham Construction, said: “We are extremely pleased to have been appointed by Cottsway and look forward to providing these new affordable homes for Carterton.
“We wrote to local residents earlier in the year to inform them of the work we’re carrying out and we will keep them informed throughout.”
Cottsway secured a £2.48m grant from Homes England to help support the cost of the development and it is hoped that the site will be ready for tenants to move in to in autumn / winter 2021.
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