Affordable Housing in Puriton
Sedgemoor District Council have completed a Housing Needs Survey (Click to download) for Puriton. The results of the survey show that Puriton has a need for 29 affordable homes, 19 of which are already planned at the Riverton Road development by Taylor Wimpy. The Parish Counil are seeking information from Taylor Wimpy as to when the community can expect to see progress with this site.
On 21st June 2016 Sedgemoor District Council’s Development Committee voted in favour of granting planning permission for the application by Property Link/ Coln Residential to build 59 houses at Puriton Hill. Before the development can proceed the developer must first agree with Sedgemoor District Council the section 106 agreement in relation to the detail of the affordable housing tenure at the site. The application included a provision to build 24 affordable homes, which exceeds the number identified by the Sedgemoor HNS, net of Riverton Road.
Affordable housing is for people who cannot afford to buy or rent accommodation on the open market. Puriton has a low turnover rate of such housing, which is indicative that Puriton is considered a good place to live. For more information on affordable housing see the Sedgemoor District Council website.