Affordable housing plan for former infant school site

September 02 2021
Affordable housing plan for former infant school site

A FORMER infant school in Frampton Cotterell is set to be transformed into affordable housing.

Housing association LiveWest has bought the land and buildings on the former Watermore Primary School infants site in Woodend Road, previously Brockeridge Infants, which closed at the end of 2019.

It intends to create a 100% affordable housing scheme at the site, providing homes for below market rent for social housing or shared ownership.

Frampton Cotterell Parish Council revealed news of the deal and invited residents to attend a consultation meeting, where the proposals can be viewed and LiveWest representatives will be available to answer any questions.

The meeting is due to take place on September 8 from 3pm to 7pm, at the Brockeridge Centre in Woodend Road.

LiveWest, which was formed form the merger of Knightstone Housing and Devon and Cornwall Housing (DCH) three years ago, owns and manage more than 38,000 homes across the region.

It plans to invest more than £1 billion in building 6,000 new homes in the region over the next five years, to tackle the housing shortage. 

The council says people attending the meeting will be required to wear a face mask unless medically exempt, and further covid safety measures will be in place.