Sedgemoor District Council is committed to creating communities where people want to live and work. As part of this commitment, the Council is increasing the number of new affordable council houses, helping to drive economic growth and investment into the district. With the demand for affordable homes on the increase, Sedgemoor District Council are once again building new council owned houses. The Council is investing £1.9m to construct fourteen new council homes on two sites - the former Withycutter Public House in Frederick Road in Bridgwater and new flats at Alpha House, Market Street in Highbridge. 12/02/19
These new properties form part of the current pipeline of sixty-seven new Council homes planned for construction over the next year or so.
The site of the former Withycutter has sat empty and has become an eyesore. The Council plans to build six flats and three houses. Additional new homes will be built at Alpha House, providing five one-bedroomed flats, to complement the existing council dwellings already in the building.
These homes form part of the Council's on-going commitment to build new council houses to meet the increasing demand for affordable homes. These schemes are excellent examples of how brownfield sites can be redeveloped to provide much-needed affordable housing; it will also regenerate the area for individuals and the wider area. The fifteen homes will be for affordable rent, bringing a renewed vibrancy to both communities.
After government changes in legislation in 2016, Sedgemoor District Council took the opportunity to start building badly needed houses.
Dec 2016 7 new council homes at Rosewood Close, Burnham-on-Sea
March 2017 11 rented council homes at Ringstone, West Huntspill