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New affordable homes for local people

Cirencester Housing is putting the finishing touches to a development in North Cerney which will provide 12 much-needed new affordable homes.

The development, Churnbridge Row, will provide shared ownership and rental opportunities for people local to North Cerney, Badgendon and surrounding parishes. It includes:

  • Two 2-bedroom shared ownership houses
  • Six 1-bedroom flats to rent for people
  • Four 2-bedroom houses to rent

All properties have local connection requirements and are intended for people with a primary connection to the parishes of North Cerney and Bagendon.

Cllr Lisa Spivey, cabinet member for housing at Cotswold District Council, said: "I'm thrilled to see how well Cirencester Housing's rural housing scheme is progressing. This scheme was grant funded by the council and it has been one of the smoothest affordable housing projects I have seen from a community support perspective. The efforts to deliver new affordable housing in North Cerney have been welcomed at every step and we really want it to succeed.

"This is a really high-quality development and the council is determined to see these 12 much-needed affordable homes go to local people. We would encourage local people to help promote these homes within our local communities."

Sandra Price, board chair for Cirencester Housing, said: "We have been working with the parish council and the local community to deliver affordable homes in North Cerney since 2013. I am delighted to see that these much needed high-quality homes will be occupied before I step down from the board in September. I urge anyone in need of housing and with a local connection to contact Cirencester Housing's staff team to find out more."

The 10 rented units will all be advertised via Homeseeker Plus, the council's letting system, and Cirencester Housing is making every effort to ensure the homes go to local people.

Residents who are interested in these properties but not already registered with Homeseeker Plus (for rented properties), should do so straightaway. Failure to register will prevent you from bidding for one of the rented homes at the development.

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