Countryside, the UK’s leading mixed-tenure developer, is pleased to have secured reserved matters consent from Sedgemoor District Council to build 260 new homes on Bower Lane, in Bridgwater. This decision brings Countryside’s plans for its collection of two, three and four – bedroom properties, 78 of which will be affordable, one step closer.
Named Strawberry Grange and located on the eastern edge of Bridgwater, the site is well-connected with transport links that provide easy access to the town centre and the M5. As part of the conditions of approval, Countryside will also deliver, and fund, a new roundabout providing access to the site and a link to connect future housing development planned in the Dunwear Lane area.
This latest approval marks a further positive step for Countryside’s ambitious development plans in the South West. The first residents have just moved into Countryside’s Sulis Down development in Bath, and the developer currently has further sites planned for Highbridge, Bristol and Swindon.
Darren Dancey, Managing Director, South West, Countryside commented: “We’re thrilled to have received approval to bring 260 much-needed high-quality homes to Bridgwater, 30% of which will be affordable. This is a key milestone in realising our vision for Strawberry Grange and an exciting step forward as we continue to expand our footprint in the South West.
“We’re also delighted to be working on our first deal with Sigma Capital Group in the South West to deliver a range of quality 2-, 3- & 4-bedroom homes available for private rent under their Simple Life rental brand at Strawberry Grange.”
Countryside have partnered with Sigma Capital Group to deliver 100 build-to-rent units at the development. Through their longstanding partnership, they have delivered over 4,000 homes in recent years, but this marks its first deal with Countryside in the South West.