Alliance Homes to deliver 40 affordable properties on Somerset housing development

Work is expected to begin on-site soon and the first homes are expected to be ready in Autumn 2021.

Work is expected to begin on-site soon and the first homes are expected to be ready in Autumn 2021. - Credit: Alliance Homes

Social housing provider Alliance Homes is set to provide 40 affordable properties on a housing development in a Somerset village. 

Alliance Homes will deliver 18 shared-ownership houses with a mix of two and three-bedroom and 22 social rent homes, which will consist of a range of apartments and houses, on Cheddar’s Holwell Lane development. 

The social housing provider signed a deal with Bloor Homes, the housebuilder which owns the Cheddar development, before Christmas and the deal meets the section 106 agreement to provide a balance of homes for shared ownership and social rent. 

Chairman of Alliance Homes’ board, Andy Willis, said: “We are delighted to be bringing this housing scheme to Cheddar. We already have properties in nearby Winscombe, but these will our first homes for Sedgemoor District Council. 

“We look forward to finding more opportunities in Sedgemoor and making a difference for people in the area.” 

Housing development manager at Sedgemoor District Council, Duncan Harvey, said the council looks forward to construction getting underway. 

He adds: “Cheddar is a beautiful place to live, where some local people find themselves priced out from accessing decent, suitable housing at a price they can afford.  

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“Bloor Homes builds high quality, attractive homes. In Alliance Homes, we have a locally based affordable housing provider with a track record of resident focussed, well-managed homes.

"This combination is fantastic news for local people who need an affordable home.” 

Work is expected to begin on-site soon and the first homes are expected to be ready in autumn with a rolling programme of units being delivered through to late 2023. 

Director of partnerships at Bloor Homes, Ken Allen, said: “We have worked with Alliance Homes on a number of successful developments before and look forward to continuing this good relationship.” 

Alliance’s director of investment, Iain Lock, said it is an exciting deal for the social housing provider and it is one of the biggest contracts they have ‘ever signed’. 

The social housing provider has ambitious plans to build 2,000 homes in the next ten years and working with private developers helps ensure Alliance Homes provides properties for people who need them. 

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