Sovereign Housing Association is working in partnership with Miller Homes and investing almost £50m into building 136 new homes, as part of the wider 350-home Cleve Wood development in the south Gloucestershire town of Thornbury.
As part of its move to acquire more land for development within the south of England, Sovereign has acquired a parcel of land from Miller Homes on which 136 new homes will be delivered.
The overall development will comprise a total of 336 new homes, 14 self-build homes, a care home, and retail space, helping to build a community and realise Sovereign’s pledge to build more homes and better places for residents and homeowners.
The Sovereign homes will offer a mix of tenures, with 87 available for private sale, 38 for social rent, and 11 through shared ownership.
The homes will be a mix of two-, three-, and four-bedroom houses and a selection of bungalows.
Sovereign says it is aiming to provide a variety of housing options in an area where they’re needed most, with over 4,000 south Gloucestershire households in need of a home.
Steve Trenwith, Land and Planning director at Sovereign, said: “We’re delighted to be able to invest in this new community.
“We want to build communities and places, not just homes, and by investing more in land-led development we can take greater control over our developments, making sure that we’re building the right homes in the right places.”
Martyn Grimes, Operations director for Miller Homes West Midlands, said: “We are really excited about the upcoming launch of our new neighbourhood in Thornbury and are looking forward to working with Sovereign Housing Association.
“In response to the local housing needs, we will be supporting them in the provision of a range of homes with both affordable rent and shared ownership, providing house hunters with even more options to secure a new home.”
Work on site is set to start in the summer, with the first residents moving in around early 2022.
Sovereign is one of the country’s largest housing associations, managing nearly 60,000 homes.
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