Work begins on new homes in South Brent

Work has started to build 40 affordable homes in South Brent.

Leading partnerships business, Vistry Partnerships, have joined forces once again with the South West’s largest housing provider, LiveWest to tackle the region’s housing shortage with this high quality development which through working together will now all be delivered as affordable housing.

The new development will deliver 25 homes for affordable rent and 15 for shared ownership and will provide a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom accommodation.

It is hoped the new homes will be completed and ready to move in by summer 2022.

The development, adjacent to the existing housing at Fairfield, is set within the Palstone area on the East side of South Brent, benefitting from a location on the South West fringes of Dartmoor National Park with great access to local amenities and the A38.

The new homes are located in Dartmoor National Park, where opportunities to provide affordable housing are limited. The development will not only deliver new affordable homes for local people within a vibrant village but is also well located for employment and all the health and wellbeing benefits of the National Park.

Bradley Davison, Managing Director Vistry Partnerships South West, commented; “We are excited to have begun work on the construction of these new homes in South Brent. As a partnerships-focused business we look to build and establish long-term relationships that deliver true value for our clients. South Brent is an exciting opportunity for us to deliver beautiful homes in an area of outstanding beauty within the South West, working with our partners, LiveWest to address the regions housing shortage and transform lives and landscapes by delivering quality homes.”

The development is benefitting from grant-funding from government housing agency Homes England.

Anthony Eke, New Business Manager for LiveWest, said: “We have worked hard with Vistry to bring forward this exciting development which importantly will make a big difference to accessing to new affordable homes in South Brent.

“We are particularly pleased as the site is located in Dartmoor National Park, where opportunities to provide affordable housing are limited.

“The development will not only deliver new affordable homes for local people within a vibrant village but is also really well located for employment and all the health and wellbeing benefits of the National Park.

“The need for such accommodation will prove even more pertinent during the difficult economic time we face as part of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It is great to see work underway and we are really excited to see how the development evolves next year.”

The development is the latest partnership project between LiveWest and Vistry Partnerships, who together will deliver over 2,400 new homes across the South West for shared ownership, affordable rent and for sale as part of a strategic partnership.