Secure leases of up to 7 years on affordable homes with rents at or below Local Housing Allowances.
Shared ownership allows young people and families to get on the housing ladder at an affordable price.
A proportion of houses for sale ensures a balance of tenures and an opportunity for people to move within the community as circumstances change.
We want to help tackle the Bridport housing crisis.
than 400 Households on Bridport Housing Register.
of homes caused by right-to-buy sales.
in high cost private rented accommodation in and round Bridport, Dorset.
Including professions such as teachers, nurses and firefighters.
Help those who are currently living in temporary or unsuitable housing.
The location will be around the base of Watton Hill.
The whole area of the hill and its lower slopes is 79 acres.
The actual development site is 27 acres of which a very small amount is built on – the rest being gardens, public open space, woodland and roads.
All roofs are photovoltaic cells, generating more energy than it uses. Surplus energy will be stored on site in batteries.
Strip lynchets provide inspiration for site landform. Important trees retained and 5000 new trees planted, Watton Hill will becomes a public open space.
Sustainable drainage system – no flood risk. Water collected and stored for use on gardens and open spaces. A series of ponds and swales creates new bio diversity.
Affordable rents will repay the cost of the development and provide for maintenance over that period.
Development land will be provided for 35/40 years at no cost, by the Watton Hill Trust.
Pioneering partnership between a major city institution, the WDDC and landowner.