We've submitted a planning application to South Gloucestershire Council to redevelop ten properties in Little Stoke.
We're planning to demolish the ten existing non-traditional properties in Collins Avenue and build 15 new homes in their place. We've receive £100,000 from the Homes and Communities Agency to help fund the construction of the new homes. All of the properties will be affordable, either for rent or to buy through shared ownership.
The properties that we are proposing to demolish were built in the period following the Second World War as a quick solution to the housing crisis. Over the years their condition has deteriorated and they now experience issues with damp, draughts and condensation. We have already successfully re-housed all of the occupants of the properties due to be demolished.
Development Officer Ellen Copeland said: “Last year we finished our first redevelopment of non-traditional homes with the completion of 39 new homes in Coalpit Heath. We’re now on site building another 72 new homes at other locations in the village and in Iron Acton.
“These new homes in Little Stoke form the next part of our plans to redevelop some of our non-traditional homes in South Gloucestershire. We’re proposing a mix of two and three bedroom homes and one and two bedroom flats and are aiming to start work on site in spring 2018.”
Last year we're started work on site on 231 new homes and completed 131. Over the next couple of years we're aiming to expand our affordable homebuilding programme to 300 completions every year.