Work to start on new development in Wrington
Work is to start shortly on creating 11 cottages suitable for the active elderly off Silver Street in Wrington, North Somerset.
Retirement home providers Blue Cedar Homes has purchased Brook House and its grounds from the Rector and Churchwarden of All Saints Church in a deal brokered by specialist development and land agency CJH Land.
The sale follows five years of work by CJH land to find an acceptable future for Brook House, which was left to the Church by its former owner.
Chris Glover of CJH Land said:
“We now have planning consent for 11 cottages that will provide homes for the over 65s in the area. We believe it will be a benefit to the village and provide much-needed accommodation.”
“To get to this stage we had to go through a landmark planning appeal, the first in the UK, to challenge the regulations that stated new homes in this area had to include either live-work units, affordable units or retirement homes.”
“We knew there was greater demand for homes for the active retired than units where people could work from home and that this site was ideal for such a use. It has been a long road but it means a good solution for the local community and an excellent development site for Blue Cedar Homes,” adds Chris.
Brook House stands on a one acre site, including a paddock and orchard and was left to the Church in 2004.
For further information about the devlopment contact Martin Powell (01275) 394400