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Fortey House set for new lease of life

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The site of the Fortey House, a former older-person housing scheme, is set to be transformed into 24, two and three bedroom homes available to local people by affordable housing provider Bromford.

The site of the Fortey House, a former older-person housing scheme, is set to be transformed into 24, two and three bedroom homes available to local people by affordable housing provider Bromford.

Plans for the new development will be on show at a special ‘drop in’ consultation event in the Cotswold Hall anytime between 3pm and 7pm on the 17th July, with local residents and those interested in the homes are urged to attend to share their views on the proposals.

Representatives from Bromford’s development and housing teams will be on hand to provide advice and answer questions on how to apply for the homes, how Bromford’s unique ‘Deal’ works, and any impact construction may have on local residents.

Bromford project manager Sarah Walker, who will be managing the development of the site, acknowledges that the Fortey House has hit a number of barriers in the past but hopes with community support, much needed affordable housing can be created in the Cotswold’s. 

She said: “Bromford would like to take this opportunity to apologise to those who live near Fortey House for the delays in redevelopment. Unfortunately, the loss of funding and various other issues prevented us from pushing the scheme forward as quickly as we wanted.

“However, I’m pleased to say we’re now investing heavily in bringing affordable homes to Northleach and have organised this event to share plans with the local community, and those interested in moving into these homes.

The consultation event will take place on Wednesday 17th July in the Cotswold Hall, Westend, Northleach GL54 3HE (opposite the Wheatsheaf Hotel), feel free to drop by anytime between 3pm and 7pm.

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