Planning permission has been granted for a 100% affordable housing scheme in Midsomer Norton for our client, Curo.
23 vacant flats at St. Chad’s Green will be demolished to make room for a mix of one, two, thee and four bedroom homes; 12 for affordable rent and four for shared ownership.
Built in the 1970s, the existing properties at St. Chads were designed as older persons’ accommodation. All 23 flats are poorly lit, expensive to heat and are small, with properties averaging at 34sqm. As result, some of the flats became hard to let and were left empty for significant periods of time, leading to Curo’s decision to reassess the site.
The design was led by our residential architecture team, with planning led by our town planners, who are nominated for the 2018 Planning Consultancy of the Year award.