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Community feedback invited on Wedmore housing proposal

February 28, 2018 | News

Comments are invited from members of the Wedmore community on a draft proposal for 11 bespoke new homes for the over 55s on land north of Holdenhurst in central Wedmore. Specialist developer, Blue Cedar Homes, welcomes feedback on its proposal for the site, which has been prepared following an extensive review of local architectural characteristics.

A Neighbourhood Plan for Wedmore has been under preparation since late 2016. The site adjacent to Holdenhurst was prioritised for housing allocation in November 2017 following a detailed assessment. The site offers a convenient location close to the village centre, making it highly suitable for housing aimed at older residents. Blue Cedar Homes’ proposal outlines that a proportion of the homes will initially be reserved for local residents, and incorporates a package of community benefits including a financial contribution to affordable housing to be used within Wedmore, and approximately £130,000 towards community infrastructure.

The proposed scheme is designed to cater for an active retirement and will benefit from a local Estate Manager, who will maintain the communal garden, private gardens, boundaries, and property exteriors. The energy efficient, freehold homes will predominantly be two-bedroomed with adaptable interiors to meet changing future needs, enabling longer independent living.

Andrew Rowe, Planning Director for Blue Cedar Homes, commented: “Every Blue Cedar Homes development is designed to the highest standard and quality. We have prepared a bespoke scheme for Wedmore that both reflects – and respects – its setting. We are proud of the result, and look forward to consulting with the community. Our proposal is likely to be of particular interest to anyone considering a move to an ‘age-appropriate’ property or helping a relative to plan for later life.”

Blue Cedar Homes is a leading developer of high quality homes for people in, or considering, retirement. The company currently has five new developments covering Oxfordshire, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, and Monmouthshire.

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