New Homes for Cheddar

Plans to redevelop a brownfield site in Cheddar into a new affordable housing community are officially underway, following a confirmed partnership between Keepmoat and the Homes for the South West member Alliance Homes.

Alliance Homes are following up on their Mendip View and Helliers lane sites in Cheddar with yet another new site called Steart Farm. 

Alliance Homes will be bringing much-needed homes into the area on this 100% affordable site. Together with Alliance Homes’ build partner Keepmoat they look to transform the 5.8-acre brownfield site, into a high-quality sustainable housing community.

Steart Farm will offer 29 homes through affordable rent and 29 homes through Shared Ownership. The new community will feature a local play area, wildlife zone and public open space.

Charlotte Goode, Regional Managing Director at Keepmoat said: “We’re incredibly pleased to be working with Alliance Homes to help bring affordable housing to the village of Cheddar, which offers excellent transport links and open green spaces.

“In keeping with our positive environmental practices, the Steart Farm community will be created with sustainability in mind and will be a gas-free development which uses air source heat pumps throughout.”

Iain Lock, Director of Investment at Alliance Homes said: ”We’re really pleased to be involved with Keepmoat on this development. Not only will these 58 homes be a big step on our way to developing 2,000 homes over 10 years, but the environmental credentials of the homes meet our plans to be a green and ethical business. This site will be 100% affordable and that’s been made possible thanks to a grant from Homes England”

A Reserved Matters planning application will be submitted later this year with a start on site planned for late 2022 with homes available mid-2023.