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329 homes approved in Chippenham

Countryside Partnerships has secured reserved matters planning consent to build 329 homes at Langley Park in Chippenham, Wiltshire.

The brownfield site in a former industrial area has been vacant for years and is now set to be repurposed into a residential scheme of houses and apartments comprising 50% affordable homes.

A £40m deal was agreed between Countryside Partnerships and Gresham House Residential Secure Income LP (GH ReSI LP), a partnership that invests in shared ownership housing, to deliver 167 of the homes as affordable housing through accessing government grant funding.

Darren Dancey, managing director of Countryside Partnerships West, said: “We’re thrilled to have received approval to bring 329 much-needed homes to Chippenham, 50% of which will be affordable.

“We are delighted to work with Gresham House on this development, which will have a real, positive impact for the local community.”

Located in Chippenham, Langley Park will deliver housing supply to a town with high levels of unaffordability.

Some 159 of the homes will be delivered by GH ReSI LP as shared ownership, providing an affordable route onto the housing ladder for mid to low earners and there will be a total of eight affordable rented homes. The rest of the site will be sold on the open market.

The shared ownership homes will boast private gardens/balconies, as well as being fitted with heat pumps to the apartments that will ensure the homes are built to an EPC A standard. Construction is set to begin later this year, with the first builds due to be completed in early 2025.

This latest approval marks a further positive step for Countryside Partnerships’ ambitious development plans in the region.

The developer recently launched of two of its latest schemes, Lyneham Fields in Wiltshire, and Isleport Grove in Highbridge, and is set to open the doors to Strawberry Grange in Bridgwater this August.