building remains strong across Sedgemoor, reports council
figures announced this week reveal the rate at which new homes
were built in Sedgemoor during the last year has continued to
exceed national trends.
published by Sedgemoor District Council shows 618 new homes were
completed, which is only 6% below the pre-recession peak recorded
in 2007/2008 before the economic downturn hit the construction
news of home building continuing strongly in the district comes
on the back of recent government reports showing that nationally
house building rates are still around 37% below peak.
provision of affordable housing has once again contributed hugely
to the overall housing tally, with nearly half of all the new
homes built last year falling into this category," council
spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
recent reports of housing becoming increasingly unaffordable for
average families, this should be welcome news for both prospective
housing association tenants and first time buyers who cant
stretch financially to buying a home on the open market."
development in Sedgemoor is set to continue strongly in coming
years, as around 3,300 more new homes are already in the pipeline
to meet future demand.
includes the development of a further 550 homes at Brue Farm in
Highbridge and 1,700 homes in North East Bridgwater, where over
300 homes have already been built.