LiveWest celebrate Rural Housing Week at new housing scheme in Bathampton

06 July 2018

A new development of 5 new affordable homes in rural Bathampton will be celebrated this week with local councillors joining residents and teams from LiveWest on site as part of Rural Housing Week.

LiveWest, Bath and North East Somerset Council, and Charlcombe Homes are celebrating the success of the new development in Bathampton, which has delivered 5 new homes including 3 at social rent levels, alongside homes for market sale.

Residents moved into the new homes this month, which has supported 5 local families otherwise priced out of the area.

Caroline Hughes Head of Development at LiveWest, said: “The homes at Bathampton provide much needed rural housing for local people. Tyning Road is a great example of where rural housing has made a difference to local people, these homes have supported eight families to stay in an area where they have lived and will be contributing to wider services such as local schools and shops.”

Over the next 10 years LiveWest has plans to build over 15,000 new homes throughout the south west.

Housing associations up and down the country celebrate Rural Housing Week (2 to 7 July) to highlight how new housing can breathe life into rural communities. It also promotes how rural housebuilding can be key to the survival of vital community assets and services, such as schools, post offices and pubs.

Councillor Paul Myers, from Bath and North East Somerset Council, said: “The delivery of small numbers of affordable homes in our more rural areas is as essential to addressing the housing needs of our residents as larger-scale development in our towns and in Bath city.  The Council is delighted to have supported LiveWest with capital funding to help secure this development and to see the quality of the homes provided.”