The scheme of affordable homes is being developed in partnership with affordable housing provider Plus Dane and the Homes and Communities Agency. The new scheme will provide 15 homes in total, 5 of which will be sold via a shared equity scheme. All of the properties will remain affordable in perpetuity for local people. One property is a specially designed disabled bungalow which will be constructed for a local resident.
The site is situated off Grotto Lane and is the former Woodside Poultry Farm. Planning for this site was approved in 2011. It has taken over two years to resolve the ecological constraints at the site. A full great crested newt trapping exercise has been undertaken ahead of site demolition.
Demolition will commence in September 2013. MCI are the Principal Contractors, the project is expected to be completed by July 2014.