Local Housing Association Builds Affordable Homes in the Picturesque Village of Mark
South Western Housing Society was approached in 2016 by Sedgemoor Council and some committed local Mark residents, who were concerned at the lack of housing available to people living in the village who were unable to afford to purchase homes on the open market.
Working in conjunction with a dedicated project team, these beautiful homes are now about to be let to people with a connection to the village.
The Society is delighted to have been able to work with the parish council and all of our partners to achieve a sustainable and attractive development that people will be able to enjoy for many years to come.
This scheme would not have been possible without fantastic landowners who sold the land at a very low price in order to support the scheme and Sedgemoor Council who provided grant so that the Society could build a high quality scheme to be let for ever at a reduced market rates. The CEO, Donna Johnson said; ‘As an organisation that is run with charitable objectives and is not for profit, we would not have been able to build these beautiful homes without the support of good people who unselfishly support options for those who do not have the choice of buying their own home.’
Mark Parish Council quote
“In welcoming the new residents to Tucker’s Close, the Parish Council, on behalf of the Parish, thanks the 2015-17 Mark Community Land Trust for their vision of affordable housing, Sedgemoor District Council Affordable Housing Team for their support and advice, Mr Philip and Mrs Lynne Duckett and Mrs Sheila Duckett for making the land available, South Western Housing Society and EG Carter and asssociated contractors for their hard work that has seen the emergence of Tuckers Close. The variety of designs sits neatly into the Northwick Road landscape. This has been a key project for the village providing much needed affordable rented homes, the first to be built for many years. We wish the new residents all the best for the future”.