Churnbridge Row, North Cerney

Rural Housing Scheme to provide 12 new affordable homes for local people

Cirencester Housing is putting the final touches to its Churnbridge Row development in North Cerney that will provide 12 much-needed new affordable homes.

They are working towards a handover in late July from their contractor J Harper & Sons to provide shared ownership and rental opportunities for people local to North Cerney, Badgendon and surrounding parishes.

The North Cerney development will deliver:

  • Two, 2-bedroom shared ownership houses
  • Six 1-bedroom flats to rent for people
  • Four 2-Bedroom houses to rent.

All properties have local connection requirements and are intended for people with a ‘primary’ connection to the parishes of North Cerney and Bagendon.

Cllr Lisa Spivey, Cabinet Member for Housing at Cotswold District Council, said: “I’m thrilled to see how well Cirencester Housing’s rural housing scheme is progressing. This scheme was grant funded by the Council and it has been one of the smoothest affordable housing projects I have seen from a community support perspective. The efforts to deliver new affordable housing in North Cerney have been welcomed at every step and we really want it to succeed.

“This is a really high-quality development and the Council is determined to see these 12 much-needed affordable homes go to local people. We would encourage local people to help promote these homes within our local communities.”

Sandra Price, Board Chair for Cirencester Housing, said: “We have been working with the Parish Council and the local community to deliver affordable homes in North Cerney since 2013.  I am delighted to see that these much needed high-quality homes will be occupied before I step down from the board in September. I urge anyone in need of housing and with a local connection to contact Cirencester Housing’s staff team to find out more.”

The ten rented units will all be advertised via Homeseeker Plus, the Council’s choice-based letting system and Cirencester Housing are making every effort to ensure the homes go to local people.

Residents who are interested in these properties but not already registered with Homeseeker Plus (for rented properties), should do so straight away. Failure to register will prevent you from bidding for one of the rented homes at the development.

The shared ownership homes are being sold through Cirencester Housing. Applicants will need to register with Help To Buy, details can be found at www.helptobuyagent3.org.uk

For more information on Cirencester Housing’s Churnbridge Row scheme, visit their website:  www.cirencesterhousing.org.uk/community/rural/north-cerney or email contact@cirencesterhousing.org.uk.

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Notes to editors

Apply to Rent with Homeseeker Plus:

To apply with Homeseeker Plus, you need to complete an online application form. This will let you know whether you are eligible to apply and what housing options are best for you. If you need help with your housing application or if you are not able to use the online form for whatever reason, please contact your local Homeseeker Plus team for more advice.

The process to apply is as follows:

  • register with Homeseeker Plus;
  • based on your housing need you are allocated to a band which sets the size of property you are eligible for;
  • view weekly adverts of homes available across the partnership area;
  • express an interest/bid for up to 3 properties that you're eligible for per week.

For more information visit: www.homeseekerplus.co.uk

Shared Ownership applications:

  • 2-Bedroom Shared Ownership Houses available for local people at Churnbridge Row, North Cerney
  • 40% share for £96,000, Monthly Rent £300, Monthly Service Charge £55.13
  • Local connection criteria applies

You must register with Help To Buy, details can be found www.helptobuyagent3.org.uk

Please contact Cirencester Housing’s agents, Pam Howard or Terri Browning on 020 7820 7930 (Option 2) or email info@englishrural.org.uk for a shared ownership application pack.

For more information please visit: www.cirencesterhousing.org.uk/community/rural/north-cerney or email contact@cirencesterhousing.org.uk