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A deal to take on the affordable homes being built on a new development in Bath has been finalised.

We're acquiring 56 of the 171 new homes being built by Countryside at its Sullis Down development on the southern edge of the historic city. We will be taking on some of the two and three bedroom homes being built on the site as well as a block of supporting housing flats specifically for people with learning difficulties. Countryside are using the same materials and details on all homes on the development.

Bromford regional development manager Ellen Copeland said: “We’re delighted to be working with Countryside for the first time on this exciting new development in Bath and hope it will be the start of a long-standing partnership. Sullis Down will be an attractive addition to the southern edge of Bath

“This site will prove a significant increase to the number of homes we own in B&NES, where we know there is a real demand for more affordable housing. Last year there were more than 5,500 people on the waiting list for housing in B&NES, so we’re pleased to be able to provide additional housing in this area to help meet this demand.”

Work is underway on site and the first of our properties are due to be completed in next summer, with the remainder handed over in phases up to the completion of the site in summer 2025. Bromford is one of the country’s biggest homebuilding housing associations and had this status reaffirmed when it secured £240m of funding from Homes England to finance the development of future homes.

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