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Posted On: 07-06-2023
Posted In: Housing

New tenants have moved into Siddalls Gardens while the Council eagerly anticipates the conclusion of developments in Beech Road.

Two, one-bedroom flats have been built at Siddalls Gardens while in Beech Road there will be a small development of three, one-bedroom flats – anticipated to be completed later this year. All of the homes will be retained council stock properties.

The latest projects follow the completion of several council-owned housing schemes in the past nine years that includes 26 homes at Turner Rise (2019), 4 homes at Birchen Lane Tiverton (2018), 6 homes at Fir Close in Willand (2015) and 14 homes at St. Andrew Street in Tiverton (2015) and 22 homes at Joseph Locke Way in Crediton (2013).

Councillor Simon Clist, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing and Property Services, said:

“We’re delighted to be able to utilise a previously unused space adjoining the existing properties in Siddalls Gardens to provide two new high specification flats. This project, along with the new homes in Beech Road, will add to our existing housing stock and help towards our decarbonisation targets.”

The Council also has plans to increase its housing stock further in 2023 with plans to build 70 new council homes at Post Hill, Tiverton and 14 council-owned, carbon-neutral homes at two modular housing developments in Cullompton and Tiverton.

The aim for the Council is to build 160 new council houses by 2025, through a mix of social (50% market rate) and some affordable (80% market rate) rate homes. Read the Council’s Housing Strategy here.