A new development of homes in Bathampton was celebrated last week, with local councillors joining residents and teams from Liverty housing association on site as part of Rural Housing Week.
Liverty, Bath and North East Somerset Council, and Charlcombe Homes are celebrating the success of the new development in Bathampton, which has delivered 5 new homes including 3 at social rent levels, alongside homes for market sale.
Residents moved into the new homes this month, which has supported 5 local families otherwise priced out of the area.
Caroline Hughes Head of Development at Liverty, said: “The homes at Bathampton provide much needed rural housing for local people. Tyning Road is a great example of where rural housing has made a difference to local people, local communities and local economy.”
Over the next 10 years, Liverty has plans to build over 15,000 new homes throughout the south west.
Housing associations up and down the country celebrated Rural Housing Week to highlight how new housing can breathe life into rural communities.
It also promotes how rural housebuilding can be key to the survival of vital community assets and services, such as schools, post offices and pubs.
Councillor Paul Myers, from Bath and North East Somerset Council, said: “The delivery of small numbers of affordable homes in our more rural areas is as essential to addressing the housing needs of our residents as larger scale development in our towns and in Bath city.
“The Council is delighted to have supported Liverty with capital funding to help secure this development and to see the quality of the homes provided.”