All residents moved in at housing society’s first Chipping Sodbury development

August 02 2016

THE final residents have moved into housing association Merlin’s first Chipping Sodbury development.

THE final residents have moved into housing association Merlin’s first Chipping Sodbury development.
The £3 million scheme has provided 22 affordable homes in the town, built in conjunction with Bloor Homes.
Five were sold under Merlin’s shared ownership scheme but the rest have been rented, with the homes forming part of Bloor’s larger development of 109 properties built on the former quarry site at Barnhill Gate.
Merlin development officer Shane Smith said: “As the homes were completed in phases, some people have been living there for quite a while now and we’ve had some really positive feedback from them.
“We were also pleased that the five shared ownership homes were quickly snapped up, showing the demand for these type of homes in the area.
“We’ll be increasing the number of properties we build for shared ownership in the future as they offer a great chance for people to get on the housing ladder.”
Last year Merlin completed 79 new homes but it is increasing its home building programme and aims to build 130 in the current financial year. By 2019 it’s annual target will be 300 new properties.